In accordance with the policy adopted 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. At the same time, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. Because of this, 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. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the 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 conceal your private information with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by taking a few easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. If you skip this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after the signup process. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will take only a few clicks.