In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. At the same time, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, 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 is still impossible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting
plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – after you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy if you have a semi-dedicated server
. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. In case a specific generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small button on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains later if you change your mind and choose to conceal your private details from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.