Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Supplying fake information during the registration process or changing the authentic information afterwards 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), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you have a shared web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t need to use different admin panels. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you wish to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.