According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this info is openly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that atypical. For this reason, registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is unbelievably easy if you’ve got a cloud web hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you would like to transfer a certain domain name to another domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact details with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to hide the contact information associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you wish to transfer a domain to another company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.