In accordance with the policy adopted 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 at all times. Additionally, this information is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. Because of this, 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 active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to switch between different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so upon registration. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This takes only several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or disable the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.