In accordance with the policy approved 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. In addition, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That is the reason why domain name registrars have launched 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 view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is remarkably easy in case you have a Linux cloud website hosting plan. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you’ll only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a specific domain to some other registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This requires only a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.