According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this information is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. This is the reason why registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private details with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – once you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to hide the contact details for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you wish to transfer a domain to a different company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.