Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be freely visible. Providing false info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain 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 have ordered a Linux web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal information safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will let you know if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can secure your personal info even if you have not activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order process. You will 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

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is remarkably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny sign on its right. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and choose to conceal your private info from the public eye after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.