In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. At the same time, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal information with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will show you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal details even if you haven’t enabled the service during the signup process. You’ll 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
If you want to conceal the contact details 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 moment later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you want to transfer a domain to another domain registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.