According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. At the same time, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. This is the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your info with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to log in and out of different tools. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini sign next to that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later if you think things over and decide to hide your private details from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.