Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving false information during the registration procedure or changing the genuine details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you have ordered a shared web hosting from us 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 intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour 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. Thus, you can safeguard your personal details even if you haven’t activated the service during the signup process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is amazingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a small button on its right. To enable the service, you’ll have 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 during the account activation process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.