In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that rare. That is why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting 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 any effort and to keep your personal info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can secure your private data even if you have not activated the service upon signup. You’ll be able to renew or to disable 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 name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This requires only several clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything associated with your account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, 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 extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.