According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Additionally, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that infrequent. For this reason, registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to go through different Control Panels. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect immediately.