According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. In addition, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that atypical. For this reason, registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar company, 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 impossible to conceal your private details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared website hosting plan from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your personal information even if you haven’t added the service during the web hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.