Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain owner will be freely available. Providing false information during the registration procedure or changing the genuine information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux hosting service from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal data even if you haven’t activated the service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’d like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment later via your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – if you would like to transfer a domain name to another company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.