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 valid and up to date all the time. Plus, this info is publicly available on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. For this reason, domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – once you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will tell you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.