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 accurate at all times. In addition, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that atypical. This is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, 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 extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you have ordered a cloud hosting service from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks. Thus, you can shield your private data even if you have not enabled the service during the hosting account activation process. You will 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 Servers
In case you’d like to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – in case you want to transfer a domain name to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.