According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that rare. That’s the reason why registrars 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 is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not have to go through different admin interfaces. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the account activation process. You’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-code domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a small button to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you have already created the account.