According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Furthermore, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that rare. That is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to use different admin panels. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Furthermore, 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 change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to conceal the contact info for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – if you would like to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.