Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be openly accessible. Supplying fake info during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not need to go through different systems. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation process. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a mini logo on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your private info from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.