In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. That’s why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private info safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domain names. Its colour will show you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal info even if you haven’t activated the service during the web hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a given generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will 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 account activation procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later in case you think things over and decide to hide your personal information from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.