Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Providing fake details during the domain registration process or altering the genuine information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact information will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux web hosting package 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 any difficulty and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domains. Its color will show you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can secure your personal information even if you have not added the service during the hosting account activation process. 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 Hosting

In case you wish to conceal the contact details associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any moment later through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you wish to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.