Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain owners on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Supplying false information upon registration or changing the genuine information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to go through different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether 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 registration procedure. You will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. If a specific generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small symbol next to that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the general public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.