According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. In addition, this info is openly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. This is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, 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 private details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting plan from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domain names. Its color will tell you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several mouse clicks. In this way, you can protect your private information even if you have not added the service during the registration procedure. You’ll 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

In case you would like to hide the contact info associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – in case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain to be visible.