According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Additionally, this info is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. This is why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private information with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is astonishingly easy if you have a web hosting service. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you would like to transfer a certain domain name to some other registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact details with only several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthenticated people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires just several clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up buying a service that we can’t provide.