Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain owner will be freely visible. Giving false details during the domain name registration process or altering the genuine info later 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 adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you have ordered a website hosting plan from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal details secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each of your domains. Its colour will let you know whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your private info even if you haven’t activated 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 domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is stunningly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small icon next to that domain. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and opt to hide your personal info from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.