According to the policies adopted 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 all the time. Besides, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. That’s why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private information with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you have ordered a website hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will tell you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. In this way, you can secure your private details even if you haven’t enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You’ll 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
In case you’d like to conceal the contact information for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.