In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Plus, this information is openly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. For this reason, 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’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your details with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is exceptionally easy in case you have a Linux shared web hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you’d like to transfer a specific domain to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to conceal the contact details associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.