In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Additionally, this information is publicly available on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that unusual. For this reason, domain name registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, 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 name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private details with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared plan 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 without any effort and to keep your personal data intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will show you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks. Thus, you can secure your personal info even if you haven’t activated the service during the registration process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.