Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be freely available. Giving fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the real info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is stunningly easy – after you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This takes just several clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can enable, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up buying a service that we cannot provide.