In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Additionally, this info is publicly available on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that rare. For this reason, registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private information with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud website hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you would like to transfer a particular domain name to another company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact details with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to hide the contact info associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any moment later through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you want to transfer a domain name to some other registrar company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.