In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Moreover, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. That is the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is stunningly easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud web hosting package. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – in case you wish to transfer a given domain to some other registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact details with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny sign next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you think things over and decide to conceal your personal information from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.