In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Moreover, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. Because of this, registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is amazingly easy in case you have a cloud plan. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – in case you would like to transfer a certain domain name to another domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unsolicited persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

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