According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Additionally, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. Because of this, domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is incredibly easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud website hosting package. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a certain domain name to some other company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact info with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This takes only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up buying a service that we cannot provide.