Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Providing fake information during the registration procedure or changing the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared hosting from our company and you have 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 such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will tell you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your personal data even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to hide the contact info for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to some other domain registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.