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 accurate all the time. Furthermore, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. Because of this, registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your info with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you order a cloud website hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – after you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will let you know if the service is active 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 activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you would like to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.