In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is openly available on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. This is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is surprisingly easy in case you have a Linux cloud hosting. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click 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 service or deactivate it completely – in case you wish to transfer a certain domain to a different company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to hide the contact info for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you want to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.