In accordance with 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 accurate at all times. Plus, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your details with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you get a hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This takes only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can enable, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.