According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. In addition, this info is openly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That’s why registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal details intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domains. Its color will tell you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your personal information even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the registration process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.