In accordance with 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 all the time. At the same time, this information is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. That is why domain name registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux shared 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 without effort and to keep your personal information intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each of your domains. Its color will tell you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. In this way, you can protect your private info even if you haven’t added the service during the hosting account order procedure. You will 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
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This takes just several clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.