According to the policies 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 all the time. Besides, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. This is why registrars have come up with a service that hides 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 registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private details intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can secure your private data even if you haven’t added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the registration procedure. You will 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 decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by following several easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the signup process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can enable 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 turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take no more than a few clicks of the mouse.