In accordance with 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 at all times. What’s more, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. Because of this, registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your personal details with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you have a shared web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to use different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration process. You’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to hide the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any moment later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.