According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this information is openly available on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that unusual. Because of this, domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a cloud web 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 will not need to use different user interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. 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 instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by following a few easy steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take no more than several mouse clicks.