According to the policy approved 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 at all times. Moreover, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That’s why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal details with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different Control Panel tools. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so upon registration. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you want to transfer a domain name to some other registrar company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.