In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Besides, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. For this reason, domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is surprisingly easy – once you log in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.