According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. In addition, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that uncommon. For this reason, domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different tools. In the very same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so upon signup. You’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and choose to conceal your personal info from the public after you have already created the account.