In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Plus, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that unusual. That’s why registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you have registered through us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a specific generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal details from the general public after you’ve already created the account.