According to the policies 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 at all times. Additionally, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That’s why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux cloud hosting package from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domains. Its colour will let you know whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can shield your private information even if you have not activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation 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

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small sign to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later if you change your mind and opt to hide your private information from the public eye after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.