According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. At the same time, this info is freely visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that unusual. For this reason, registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as 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 name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to log in and out of different tools. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the registration process. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain to some other domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.