According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Additionally, this information is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That is 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. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to log in and out of different platforms. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing a couple of easy steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account order procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after signing up. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require no more than several clicks.