Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Providing fake information upon registration or altering the real info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will show up instead of the 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 Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to switch between different admin panels. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Besides, 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 update will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a couple of easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, 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 entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signing up. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require just several mouse clicks.