According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. This is why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you will not have to use different interfaces. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. You’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This takes just a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.