According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that rare. That is the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud package from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private information secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can protect your private info even if you have not added the service during the signup procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is extremely easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. If a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny logo to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and choose to hide your private details from the general public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.