In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this info is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud 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. In case it’s enabled, people will view 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 Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you order a hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is really easy – once you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is incredibly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a small logo to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal details from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.