Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Supplying fake details during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info 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 some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to log in and out of different interfaces. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. You will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires just a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can enable, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.