According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. In addition, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. For this reason, domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, 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 impossible to conceal your info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – if you want to transfer a certain domain to another company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with only several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a given generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a tiny symbol on its right. To activate 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 during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and decide to hide your personal info from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.