According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. What’s more, this info is openly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. This is the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux cloud web hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can secure your personal details even if you have not added the service during the signup process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes only a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up buying a service that we cannot provide.