According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. In addition, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. Because of this, domain registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is very easy in case you have a Linux cloud hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – if you wish to transfer a particular domain to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact details with only several clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unsolicited people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’d like to hide the contact info associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.