Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be openly visible. Providing fake information during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic information afterwards 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 info must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is really easy if you’ve got a Linux shared hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you wish to transfer a specific domain to a different domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact information with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires just several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.