In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. At the same time, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. That’s the reason why registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. In this way, you can secure your private info even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service upon signup. You will 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 Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is incredibly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a small button to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and decide to hide your personal information from the general public after you’ve already created the account.