When you register a domain name, you are required to provide a valid home address, email and telephone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anybody can check your info and a lot of individuals may not be okay with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different admin interfaces. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the signup process. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect instantly.