According to 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 at all times. Besides, this info is publicly available on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. That is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your details with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is surprisingly easy if you have a Linux shared website hosting package. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you want to transfer a specific domain to some other domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact info with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited people.