In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. In addition, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that rare. That’s the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private information intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your private information even if you haven’t enabled 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

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is extremely easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini symbol to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon signup too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and choose to hide your private details from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.