In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. In addition, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That’s why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as 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 inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to go through different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking a few simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you think things over at a later time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after signup. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require no more than several mouse clicks.