In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. In addition, this information is freely visible on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That is the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not have to log in and out of different tools. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the registration procedure. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny sign next to that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and opt to conceal your private details from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.