According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. What’s more, this info is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that unusual. That is the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals 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 domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your details with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you’ve ordered a shared hosting from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your private data even if you haven’t added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later if you change your mind and decide to hide your private details from the public after you’ve already created the account.