Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly accessible. Giving false information during the domain registration process or altering the genuine details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can protect your personal details even if you have not activated the service during the signup process. 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

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This requires just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can enable, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.