In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. At the same time, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. That is why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is incredibly easy in case you have a cloud website hosting plan. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you want to transfer a specific domain name to some other domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with only a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is remarkably easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a tiny button on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and decide to hide your private info from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.