In accordance with the policy adopted 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 openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. Because of this, domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal data intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can protect your private details even if you have not activated the service upon signup. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’d like to hide the contact info associated with 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 process or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.