In accordance with 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 at all times. Moreover, this info is openly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that unusual. That is why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see 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 domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal info safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each of your domains. Its color will tell you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can shield your personal data even if you have not added the service during the web hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in several easy steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation procedure, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after signing up. Renewing or removing the service is just as simple and will take only several clicks.