In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. At the same time, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. This is the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is stunningly easy if you have a Linux cloud web hosting service. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – if you want to transfer a particular domain to some other company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact information with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a given generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a mini symbol to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and choose to conceal your personal information from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.