According to the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that atypical. Because of this, registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. In this way, you can secure your private information even if you haven’t activated the service during the hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.