According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. At the same time, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That’s why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is remarkably easy in case you have a Linux web hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll only need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you want to transfer a given domain name to another registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact information with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. If a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini sign to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your private details from the general public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.