According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that atypical. That is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to go through different Control Panels. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the account activation process. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to conceal the contact info associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time later through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.