Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Providing fake info during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you have a hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to use different Control Panels. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so upon signup. Besides, you’ll 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 straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a few easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain during the signup process, you can get the service along with the domain name. If you skip this step and you think things over at a later time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through 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 with our company after signup. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require only a few clicks.