In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. This is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to sign in and out of different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. You’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to hide the contact details associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – in case you wish to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.