According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. In addition, this info is publicly available on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that atypical. This is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private information with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is very easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a given domain to a different registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. In case a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal information from the general public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.