In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Furthermore, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that rare. Because of this, registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you have ordered a shared website hosting plan from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your private information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domain names. 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 mouse clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your personal information even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy if you have 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 comes with each semi-dedicated server package. In case a given generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny button on its right. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and choose to hide your personal information from the general public after you have already ordered the account.