According to 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 accurate at all times. Plus, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is really easy if you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you wish to transfer a given domain to a different registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact information with just several clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names in a few easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account order procedure, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over at a later time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after the signup procedure. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require only several clicks of the mouse.