Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake details during the registration process or altering the real info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux web hosting package 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 with ease and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each of your domain names. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can protect your personal details even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the registration procedure. You’ll 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

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If 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. In case a given generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini icon on its right. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal details from the general public after you have already ordered the account.