According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Furthermore, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your info with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you order a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is really easy – after you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will inform you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other domain name registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.