According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Plus, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. That’s why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is stunningly easy in case you’ve got a shared hosting. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you would like to transfer a particular domain name to a different domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact information with just a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated people.