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 all the time. At the same time, this information is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That’s why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal details with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is incredibly easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared package. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a given domain name to a different domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact info with just several clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This requires only a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up buying a service that we cannot provide.