According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. At the same time, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that rare. That is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private details intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will inform you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can protect your private data even if you haven’t enabled the service during the registration procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This takes just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.