Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be freely available. Providing fake info during the registration process or altering the authentic info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not have to log in and out of different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This takes just a few clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.