Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email of any domain owner will be freely available. Giving false info during the registration process or changing the real details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though 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 in case you have a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not have to switch between different admin panels. In the same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the account activation process. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This takes only a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.