Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain owner will be freely accessible. Giving fake information upon registration or altering the authentic info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not need to log in and out of different interfaces. In the same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar company and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.