According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. At the same time, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that unusual. This is why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is really easy in case you’ve got a Linux hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – if you wish to transfer a specific domain name to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with only several clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.