Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be freely available. Supplying fake info during the domain name registration process or altering the genuine information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux shared website hosting plan from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will tell you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your private information even if you haven’t added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the registration process. You will 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

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally 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 is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and decide to conceal your private details from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.