According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Plus, this information is openly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. Because of this, registrar companies 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 view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your info with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not need to sign in and out of different tools. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the account activation process. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain name to a different domain name registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.