According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Moreover, this info is freely visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. Because of this, registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your personal info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to switch between different admin dashboards. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This takes just a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.