According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Plus, this information is openly available on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That is the reason why domain name 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’s activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable 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 TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will let you know if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your private info even if you have not added the service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.