According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. That is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – once you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will tell you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.