In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Additionally, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. Because of this, domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – once you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains later if you think things over and opt to conceal your private details from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the account.