According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. What’s more, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. This is the reason why registrar companies have launched 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 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 TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is unbelievably easy in case you have a Linux shared web hosting package. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a specific domain to a different registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This takes just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, 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 extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.