Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain owners on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Providing fake details during the registration process or changing the real information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private information safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal details even if you haven’t enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service upon signup. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is extremely easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini symbol on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you think things over and choose to hide your private info from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the account.