Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be freely available. Giving false details during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, 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 growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared hosting package from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each of your domain names. Its color will show you 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 safeguard your private data even if you haven’t enabled the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This takes only a few mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can order, renew or disable the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.