Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Supplying false information during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine info subsequently 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 correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will be displayed 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 don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to go through different Control Panel tools. In the very same section where all your registered 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 this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration process. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This takes just several mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can activate, renew or disable the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.