Hostway Corporation, a web hosting provider, today announced that they launched two services, WhoisProtector and DomainGuard, to help companies protect their privacy and security online.
According to the company, there are currently six domain names which can utilise the WhoisProtector service - .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info and .name. WhoisProtector is available at two levels - ultra and lite, with the former offering protection and the latter allowing viewers to access the technical and administrative contacts section of the Whois entry on the ICANN site, but protecting the others. Hostway retains records of the original company details for legal reasons.
DomainGuard protects the website from accidental changes to key sections of the site by requiring another level of authentication. It ensures that any changes to key settings including the DNS settings, subdirectory changes and domain name aliases cannot be made without entering a "super-user" password. This ensures that, in the event of a security breach, hackers cannot change core website attributes or cause the complete loss of the website.
"Not all companies are aware that their contact details are held in a publicly accessible database," said Neil Barton, Director, Hostway. "Whilst this is a dream come true for spammers, identity thieves and telemarketers, it can be a headache for domain name holders. The WhoisProtector service lists Hostway's details instead of the customer company, protecting their privacy and ensuring freedom from spam and cold callers."
Sources: Web Hosting Info