In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Additionally, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that rare. This is why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your personal info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux shared plan from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private data intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will tell you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can secure your private information even if you haven’t added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the registration process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires only a couple of clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.