According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this info is publicly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal info with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting
package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server
. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small logo next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your private details from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.