Whois Privacy Protection
Uncover what Whois Privacy Protection is and just how it will help secure your own personal data.
In accordance with the policies approved 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 all the time. Additionally, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that atypical. For this reason, domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you have ordered a hosting
from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private information intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each of your domain names. Its color will inform you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your private details even if you haven’t enabled 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 domain names just as easily.