In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Plus, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. That is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, 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 domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your personal info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is stunningly easy – once you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will 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” icon, which will tell you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by taking a couple of simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you omit this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will require only a few mouse clicks.