In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Moreover, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. For this reason, registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see 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 top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you will not need to sign in and out of different Control Panels. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to hide the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you want to transfer a domain name to a different registrar company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.