According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Furthermore, this info is openly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that unusual. This is why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do 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 info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you get a web hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will tell you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny button on its right. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal information from the general public after you have already ordered the account.