In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. What’s more, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have introduced 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 view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private information with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is extremely easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you have registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.