According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. What’s more, this info is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. That is why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private details with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is stunningly easy if you have a Linux shared website hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – in case you’d like to transfer a given domain to another registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact info with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited people.