These records are regulated by the ICANN (International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). This would be much like how a certain business would get a registration permit from its local government to be able to operate.
The WHOIS tool is available for view to anyone on the net and therefore, this can be used by anybody to search for domain holders and its pertinent information. This is also the reason why website owners do not want to own their domains as they may be asked to present private data that can be seen and used by other people for their own benefits.
In here, you will have the choice to activate your domain privacy so that after registration where provision of your pertinent data will be done, all of which would be kept hidden and in safe keeping from online visitors that are coming in to visit your site. This is very much helpful for any owner especially those who hold huge investments for their sites.
This serves as a protection for their account and finances. This also saves them from a great deal of unwanted parasites that would come in wanting to destroy their integrity.
It has been proven to be the best safeguard against online frauds and hackers who feeds on other people’s data just to be able to get something for free. Here are the steps to follow through in activating your domain privacy:
- The very first thing that you need to do is to login to your account with iPage
- Next, navigate to the admin control panel and then click on the DomainCentral icon to open it
- After that, you will see a list of all your domains. Beside each name, you will be able to see all the necessary information about it including: its expiration date, the registrar that it is using, its renewal options, and its privacy details. Under Privacy, you will see the option that says “Buy Now”. This will be the domain privacy. If you would want to utilize its benefit, click through the link.
- You will be moved to another page where you will see the terms and conditions involved for the feature that you are about to use. Go through it.