In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. In addition, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. That is why domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is unbelievably easy in case you have a Linux shared website hosting package. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you want to transfer a given domain name to another registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact info with only a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This takes just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, 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 domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.