According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Additionally, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that uncommon. That’s the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux website hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal data intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will tell you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can secure your personal details even if you haven’t enabled the service during the hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.