Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Providing fake information during the domain name registration process or changing the authentic info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved 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 launched by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain 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 Shared Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to sign in and out of different systems. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a given generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini icon next to that domain. To enable the service, you will have 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 upon signup too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and choose to hide your private info from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.