In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. At the same time, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. For this reason, domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, 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 domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private info with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – after you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This takes just a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything related to your account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can enable, renew or disable the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.

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