According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Besides, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. Because of this, domain name 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 activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your information with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you have ordered a hosting service from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will show you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can protect your private details even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This requires only several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with gTLD and ccTLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.