Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Giving false information during the domain registration process or changing the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact details 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 through our company in case you have a web hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to use different admin panels. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the account activation process. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to hide the contact information for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any moment afterwards through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain. In the very same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you wish to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.