In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Additionally, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. That is the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you have ordered a shared web hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal information even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service upon signup. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.