Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be openly available. Giving fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the real info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – after you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a tiny icon on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains later if you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal info from the public eye after you have already created the account.