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. In addition, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that atypical. That is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the 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 Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is very easy if you’ve got a cloud web hosting. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – in case you wish to transfer a certain domain name to a different registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact details with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to conceal the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any moment later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you want to transfer a domain to another domain registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.