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 correct and up to date at all times. Plus, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is exceptionally easy in case you have a Linux shared service. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you’d like to transfer a given domain name to some other registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact details with only several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to conceal the contact info for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of 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 enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you wish to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.