Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Giving fake info during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t have to go through different admin interfaces. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several 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 displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to a different company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.