In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Additionally, this info is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That’s the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a Linux cloud website hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a particular domain name to some other registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact information with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking several easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over at a later time, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after signup. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require no more than a few clicks.