According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. What’s more, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that rare. That is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting service 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 private details intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will tell you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your personal data even if you haven’t enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by taking a couple of easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account order procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later time, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks.