According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this info is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal information 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 astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a website hosting service. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you’ll only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you wish to transfer a certain domain name to some other registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any moment later through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered with us will be displayed 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” icon to the right of each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you would like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar company and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.