Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Providing fake info during the domain registration process or altering the authentic details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is extremely easy – once you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan. In case a given generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a tiny sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal information from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.