In accordance with 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 information is openly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. This is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your personal details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you have a web hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to go through different Control Panel tools. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.