According to the policy 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 info is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. Because of this, domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private information with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will show you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several mouse clicks. Thus, you can secure your personal information even if you have not added the service during the registration procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to hide the contact info for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.