In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Plus, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. That’s why domain registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is surprisingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is remarkably easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a tiny logo next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal info from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.