In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That’s the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is stunningly easy in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting service. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a particular domain name to a different company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact details with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini button to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you think things over and choose to hide your personal info from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.