According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. In addition, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK 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 times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. Because of this, registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – after you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names in a few simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after the signup process. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require no more than a couple of clicks.