According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. In addition, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. That is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal information with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux cloud web hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private data intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal details even if you haven’t enabled the service upon registration. 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 Hosting
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small button next to that domain. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the general public after you have already ordered the account.