In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Plus, this info is publicly available on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That’s the reason why registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private info with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a cloud web hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – after you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is really easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny icon next to that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your private information from the public after you have already created the account.