According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Additionally, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. Because of this, registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, 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 is still not possible to conceal your info with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is extremely easy if you’ve got a cloud hosting. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will just 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 gTLD or ccTLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you would like to transfer a specific domain to a different domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact information with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthenticated people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. If a given generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small button next to that domain. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the account.