According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. What’s more, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. This is the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud web hosting plan from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its colour will show you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your private data even if you have not added the service upon signup. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This takes only a few mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can order, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up buying a service that we can’t provide.