In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Plus, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. That’s why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud web hosting service from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your private information even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy in case 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 hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a small symbol next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your private details from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.