In accordance with the policy 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. Furthermore, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That is why registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to go through different admin interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – in case you wish to transfer a domain to a different domain registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.