According to 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 at all times. Plus, this info is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that atypical. That is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see 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 Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different platforms. In the same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to hide the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.