According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Besides, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that rare. That’s why registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s 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 top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private information with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – once you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.