In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Additionally, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. Because of this, registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud web hosting package from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal data even if you have not enabled the service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This requires only several clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you administer everything connected with your account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.