In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. In addition, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that rare. That is the reason why registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your details with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you have ordered a shared hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will show you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks. Thus, you can secure your personal data even if you haven’t activated the service during the registration process. 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 Servers
In case you want to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any moment afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.