In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Plus, this information is freely available on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, 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’s still impossible to hide your details with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is very easy in case you have a cloud hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a specific domain to another domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by following a couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will take just a few clicks of the mouse.