In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. At the same time, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that unusual. This is the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your details with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is extremely easy if you’ve got a shared web hosting plan. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a certain domain to some other domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact information with just several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.