According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Moreover, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. That is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not have to go through different admin interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so upon signup. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing a few easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain name. If you skip this step and you change your mind later, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after the signup process. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will require just a couple of clicks of the mouse.