According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Plus, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the domain 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 is still not possible to conceal your private details with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a certain domain name to another company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with only a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited persons.