According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals 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 domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your information with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux cloud website hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each of your domain names. Its color will tell 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. In this way, you can safeguard your private data even if you have not activated the service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a small symbol to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and opt to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.