According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Besides, this info is openly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. That’s the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud service from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domain names. Its color will inform you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your personal info even if you have not activated the service during the hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This requires just a few clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.