Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Providing false info during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. 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 registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – once you log in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If 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 only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up buying a service that we can’t provide.