In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Furthermore, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. This is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is stunningly easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will let you know whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires just several mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything related to your account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.