In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. That is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case 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 Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to hide the contact information for 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 upon signup or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.