Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be freely available. Providing false information during the registration process or changing the authentic details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will be shown instead of the domain name 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 Hosting

If you’ve ordered a hosting plan from us 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 details secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks. Thus, you can protect your private information even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You will 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

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by following a couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you think things over later, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require only several mouse clicks.