In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Additionally, this info is openly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that rare. That is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a shared web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t need to go through different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation process. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the change will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing a couple of easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account order procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you omit this step and you change your mind later, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signing up. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require only a few clicks.