Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be freely visible. Giving false details during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info 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 some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you’ve ordered a hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD 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 domain names. Its colour will show you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal info even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order procedure. 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 Hosting

In case you’d like to hide the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.