Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Supplying false info during the registration procedure or changing the authentic info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux website hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will let you know 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 secure your personal information even if you haven’t enabled the service during the hosting account order 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 Hosting

If you would like to conceal the contact info for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – if you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.