Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Providing fake details during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will tell you if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes just a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.