Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be openly visible. Supplying fake information during the domain registration process or altering the authentic info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted 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 launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you have a shared web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not have to sign in and out of different admin consoles. In the exact same section where all your registered 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 this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so upon registration. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is remarkably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-code domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a tiny icon next to that domain. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later if you change your mind and decide to conceal your private details from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.