Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Supplying fake information during the registration process or changing the genuine info afterwards 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), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a web hosting service from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will show you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal info even if you haven’t activated the service during the web hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to hide the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar company and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.