According to the policy 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. Additionally, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. This is why registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your details with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you order a shared website hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is very easy – after you sign in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will tell you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names in several simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account activation procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you think things over later, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after signing up. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will require just a couple of clicks of the mouse.