In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this information is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. That is why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting plan from us, 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/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is really easy – after you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.