Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Supplying false info during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic info at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different systems. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is remarkably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a tiny logo on its right. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you think things over and decide to hide your private information from the public after you have already created the account.