Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be freely accessible. Giving fake info upon registration or altering the authentic info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’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 Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a website hosting plan from us 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 personal details safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will let you know if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your personal details even if you have not added the service during the registration procedure. You will 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 Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is amazingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small sign to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and opt to hide your personal information from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.