Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain owners on WHOIS check sites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Giving false details during the domain registration process or altering the real details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so upon signup. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account order procedure, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with us after the signup procedure. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks.