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 correct and accurate all the time. In addition, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that infrequent. Because of this, registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private info with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you’ve ordered a shared hosting from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private information intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can secure your personal information even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.