According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. For this reason, registrar companies have introduced 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 activated, people will view 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 extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is really easy in case you’ve got a cloud hosting. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, 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 – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain name to a different domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact information with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time later through our 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 with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you want to transfer a domain to another company and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.