In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Moreover, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that rare. This is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your details with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux website hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domains. Its colour will inform you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can protect your personal information even if you have not enabled the service during the web hosting account order process. 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 Hosting
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by following a few simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will take no more than several mouse clicks.