Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain owners on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Giving fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the real information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know if 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 active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to hide the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.