According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. At the same time, this information is publicly available on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. Because of this, registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the 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 is still not possible to hide your personal details with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not have to sign in and out of different admin interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so upon registration. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny icon on its right. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later if you change your mind and opt to hide your private information from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.