According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. What’s more, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. That is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to go through different interfaces. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the signup process. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to conceal the contact information associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.