In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Plus, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. This is the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is remarkably easy if you have a cloud website hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the 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” icon, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you wish to transfer a given domain name to another registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact info with just several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling 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 Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a small icon next to that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domains later in case you think things over and decide to hide your personal info from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.