In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. That is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a cloud website hosting package from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

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 in a few simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after the signup process. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will take just a couple of mouse clicks.