Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving false information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the authentic info later will just 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 valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you have a web hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not need to sign in and out of different user interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the signup procedure. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing a couple of simple steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the signup procedure, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over afterwards, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after signing up. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will take just several mouse clicks.