In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is publicly available on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. Because of this, registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private information with some country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux website hosting package from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domains. Its colour will tell you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. Thus, you can protect your private information even if you have not activated the service during the web hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.