Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly available. Providing fake information upon registration or altering the authentic details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the account activation process. Moreover, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This takes just several clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can enable, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up buying a service that we cannot provide.