In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Additionally, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That’s why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is very easy in case you have a cloud website hosting plan. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you’ll just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain to a different domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes only a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything related to your account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can order, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.