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 valid and accurate all the time. In addition, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is really easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is really easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-code domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a tiny icon next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal information from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.