In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That’s why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain 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’s still not possible to conceal your personal information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared website hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will let you know if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can shield your personal info even if you haven’t added the service during the web hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.