According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. What’s more, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. For this reason, registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients 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 make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux hosting package from our company and you have 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 private info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your personal data even if you haven’t added the service upon registration. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any moment later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to some other registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.