Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly visible. Supplying fake info during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic info subsequently will just 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 ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information 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 increasing concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – after you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will tell you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you want to transfer a domain name to some other registrar company and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.