According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. In addition, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that unusual. That is the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is extremely easy in case you’ve got a Linux cloud website hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web 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” icon, which will be available for each domain name 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 want to transfer a certain domain to a different domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to a different domain registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.