In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Besides, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that unusual. For this reason, registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is stunningly easy if you’ve got a Linux hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a particular domain name to some other registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact details with only several clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a given generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a tiny symbol on its right. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you think things over and choose to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.