According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Besides, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that atypical. That is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see 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 top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal info secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will show you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your personal details even if you have not activated the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny logo on its right. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and decide to hide your private information from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.