Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Giving fake information during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – once you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will tell you if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This requires only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.