In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that infrequent. That’s the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to switch between different tools. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation process. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to hide the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.