In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. In addition, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that rare. For this reason, registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar company, 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 impossible to conceal your info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This requires just a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything related to your account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or disable the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.