According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That is why domain name registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your details with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux shared website hosting package from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private information intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domains. Its color will tell you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your private data even if you have not added the service during the registration process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.