According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. At the same time, this information is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That’s why registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will inform you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

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