Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing false details upon registration or altering the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you have a web hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different tools. In the same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. You will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up buying a service that we can’t provide.