According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Plus, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. Because of this, domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud 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 difficulty and to keep your personal data secure. Of course, this will be possible 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 color will show you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your private data even if you haven’t added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to conceal the contact info for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to a different company and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.