According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. At the same time, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. This is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your info with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to switch between different tools. In the same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the registration procedure. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the change will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny symbol next to that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your private details from the public after you have already created the account.