In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Plus, this info is freely available on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. For this reason, registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is very easy if you have a cloud hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you wish to transfer a given domain to some other domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact info with only a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon 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 name to some other company and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.