According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Additionally, this info is openly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That’s why domain registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different tools. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the change will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is incredibly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name 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 semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a tiny symbol next to that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and choose to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.