In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Additionally, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. That is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domains. Its colour will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal data even if you have not activated the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.