Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Supplying fake details during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different admin consoles. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to conceal the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few 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 Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.