Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Providing false details during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you have ordered a web hosting package from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domains. Its color will inform you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can shield your personal information even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service upon signup. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is incredibly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a specific generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small sign next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration process too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your private details from the public eye after you have already created the account.