In accordance with 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 info is freely accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domains. Its color will let you know if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can secure your personal data even if you haven’t activated the 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 domains just as easily.