According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Besides, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that infrequent. Because of this, registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domains. Its colour will show you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal info even if you have not activated the service during the registration process. You’ll 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 Hosting
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in several simple steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the signup process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over later, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signing up. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as simple and will require only several mouse clicks.