In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. In addition, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. Because of this, registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is stunningly easy in case you’ve got a shared hosting service. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – if you would like to transfer a given domain name to some other registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking several easy steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain. If you omit this step and you think things over afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require no more than a couple of clicks.