In accordance with 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 accurate at all times. Additionally, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that atypical. That’s the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals 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 domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private information with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – after you log in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes just a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can order, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.