According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that rare. That’s why registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get a cloud website hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – after you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini sign next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon signup as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and opt to conceal your private info from the public eye after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.