According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Additionally, this info is openly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. That’s the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private info with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is very easy in case you’ve got a Linux cloud web hosting package. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you’ll only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a given domain name to a different company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to hide the contact info associated with your domain name and you’ve got 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 activated with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – in case you wish to transfer a domain to some other domain registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.