Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Providing fake details during the domain registration procedure or changing the genuine info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a shared hosting 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 without effort and to keep your personal info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your private details even if you haven’t enabled the service during the signup process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any moment later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you want to transfer a domain to some other domain registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.