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 valid and up to date all the time. Plus, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. Because of this, registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private info with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a shared web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private information intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your personal info even if you haven’t enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account order process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to hide the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.