In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. In addition, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for firms, 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 isn’t that infrequent. That’s the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your details with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to go through different tools. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to conceal the contact info for 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 activation process or at any moment afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you want to transfer a domain to another company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.