Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain owner will be freely visible. Providing false information during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic info subsequently 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 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is very easy – after you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will let you know if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’d like to hide the contact info associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you would like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.