Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Supplying false info during the domain registration process or altering the genuine details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared web hosting from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily 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 Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will let you know if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks. Thus, you can shield your private data even if you have not added the service during the hosting account order process. You will 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 Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a few simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. If you skip this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after signing up. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as simple and will take only a couple of clicks.