Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Giving false info during the registration process or changing the real information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is surprisingly easy if you have a Linux hosting service. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you would like to transfer a certain domain to a different domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact info with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This takes just a couple of clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.