In accordance with the policy adopted 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 at all times. Plus, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. That’s why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, 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 extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a Linux web hosting. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you want to transfer a specific domain to some other registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact info with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited people.