According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Additionally, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. That is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is exceptionally easy if you have a Linux website hosting. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you want to transfer a particular domain name to a different domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact details with just several clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you would like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.