Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Supplying fake info during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared web hosting from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private details intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. In this way, you can shield your private info even if you haven’t enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing a few easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signing up. Renewing or disabling the service is just as easy and will require no more than a couple of clicks.