Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly available. Giving fake info upon registration or changing the real info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear 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 Website Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different user interfaces. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case 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 very same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a couple of simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the signup process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after signing up. Renewing or disabling the service is just as easy and will require only a couple of mouse clicks.