According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Additionally, this info is publicly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. Because of this, domain name registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you order a web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – after you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will show you if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a few simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require just a few mouse clicks.