According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. At the same time, this information is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is really easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will let you know whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you would like to transfer a domain name to a different domain registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.