Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Giving false information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the authentic details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. 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 Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to sign in and out of different systems. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This takes just a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you’ll see 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-specific extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up buying a service that we can’t provide.