Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely visible. Providing fake information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will show you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several mouse clicks. Thus, you can secure your private information even if you haven’t enabled the service during the web hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny button on its right. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your personal info from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.