According to the policies 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. Plus, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux website hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domain names. Its colour will show you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your personal details even if you haven’t enabled the service upon registration. 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 Hosting
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by following a couple of easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you skip this step and you change your mind later, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with us after the signup process. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take no more than a few clicks.