According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that atypical. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private details with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each of your domains. Its color will inform you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your private info even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service upon signup. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini sign on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later in case you think things over and choose to conceal your personal info from the public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.