According to the policy 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. Besides, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That is the reason why domain 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’s activated, 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 Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private details with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a cloud web hosting service. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you would like to transfer a certain domain to a different domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact information with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you would like to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.