According to the policy 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. Besides, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. That is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes only several mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.