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 correct and up to date all the time. Plus, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. Because of this, registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a shared web hosting plan from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your personal information even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order process. 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 Servers
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing several simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account order process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you skip this step and you think things over later, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after the signup procedure. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will take no more than a few clicks of the mouse.