According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Additionally, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. That’s why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, 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 TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get a cloud website hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is unbelievably easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on 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 Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your private details from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.