In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Plus, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that infrequent. For this reason, domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see 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 private info with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting plan from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal data intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each of your domain names. Its color will let you know if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your personal details even if you have not activated the service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you wish to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.