In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Besides, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. Because of this, registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal details with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you have ordered a shared web hosting service from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will tell you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal info even if you have not enabled the service during the hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a small sign to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure as well, 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 time if you change your mind and decide to hide your personal information from the public after you have already created the account.