According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. For this reason, domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different systems. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Moreover, you’ll 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 package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing a couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after signing up. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take just several mouse clicks.