Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Providing false info during the registration process or changing the genuine details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you order a website hosting package from our company, you will 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 and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is really easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will tell you if the service is activated or not. By clicking 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

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is incredibly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a tiny symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later in case you think things over and opt to hide your private info from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.