Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Supplying false information during the registration process or altering the authentic info later will simply 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, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to log in and out of different tools. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so upon signup. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by following a few simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account order process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over afterwards, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require only several clicks.