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 up to date at all times. In addition, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. This is why registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal info with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have ordered a cloud web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal details intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks. Thus, you can shield your private information even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service upon registration. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’d like to hide the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.