Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Providing false info during the registration process or changing the real information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you get a hosting package from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – after you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will tell you if 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’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This requires only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can order, renew or disable the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up ordering a service that we can’t provide.