According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. Because of this, domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do 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 Website Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared website hosting package from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your personal data even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.