Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Giving false details during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. 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

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to switch between different user interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to a different company and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.