In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. What’s more, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That’s the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different platforms. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so upon registration. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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