In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Additionally, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that rare. That is why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to go through different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the signup process. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.