According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. At the same time, this information is openly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. That’s why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, 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 hide your private information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared website hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each of your domains. Its color will let you know if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal info even if you have not activated the service upon registration. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.