In accordance with 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. At the same time, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. Because of this, registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, 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 domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private info with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. In case a specific generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini logo on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and decide to hide your private info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.