Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Supplying fake details during the registration process or changing the genuine info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you have a web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to go through different admin panels. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing a few easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account activation procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after the signup process. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take only a few clicks of the mouse.