Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Supplying fake information during the registration process or altering the authentic details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the client’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 Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – once you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will show you whether 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 activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.