In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Plus, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that unusual. That is the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different admin panels. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so upon signup. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a couple of simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account order process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you change your mind later, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after signup. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will take only a couple of clicks.