Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Providing fake info during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is really easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-code domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a tiny sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you think things over and choose to hide your private details from the general public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.