In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Besides, this information is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That is why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal details with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will inform you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can protect your private info even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to conceal the contact details associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any moment later via our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you would like to transfer a domain to some other domain registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.