In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. In addition, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That is why registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to use different Control Panels. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each 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 certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so upon signup. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing a couple of simple steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain. If you skip this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after the signup process. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require no more than several clicks.