According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Besides, this information is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that atypical. That’s the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared website hosting
account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not have to log in and out of different admin interfaces. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. You will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server
account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This requires only a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can enable, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.