In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. At the same time, this information is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that atypical. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, 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 info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is very easy in case you’ve got a shared web hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will just need 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 top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you wish to transfer a particular domain name to another registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names in a few easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account order process, you can get the service along with the domain name. If you omit this step and you change your mind later, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after the signup process. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will take just a few mouse clicks.