In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. In addition, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that unusual. That is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is 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 is still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is surprisingly easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on 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 Servers

If you want to hide the contact information for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.