In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Besides, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. That is why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a shared package. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the 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 particular domain name to another registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact info with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized people.