In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. In addition, this info is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. Because of this, domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private details with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you order a hosting package from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is unbelievably easy – once you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will tell you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This requires just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything related to your account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.