According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. What’s more, this information is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. Because of this, domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal details with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to use different Control Panels. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the registration process. Moreover, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a tiny sign to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your private info from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.