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 at all times. Additionally, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. This is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – once you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires just several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything connected with your account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.