Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain owners on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Giving fake info during the registration process or altering the real details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a shared web hosting plan from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private data intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domains. Its color will inform 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 couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can shield your personal data even if you haven’t activated the 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 domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a small button to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you think things over and choose to hide your private details from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.