In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Besides, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private information with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is very easy if you have a shared hosting service
. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you want to transfer a particular domain name to some other registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server
. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny symbol to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon signup too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal details from the general public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.