In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. What’s more, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. This is why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will let you know whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to conceal the contact information associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – in case you would like to transfer a domain to some other domain registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.