Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly accessible. Giving fake info during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you have a web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different systems. In the exact same section where all your registered domains 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 show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. Plus, 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 straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment later through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to a different company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.