In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is why registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to log in and out of different user interfaces. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the registration process. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is surprisingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a given generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini logo on its right. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and decide to conceal your personal info from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.