Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Providing false info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the authentic information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a shared hosting package from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal data secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will inform you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal info even if you have not added the service during the hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to hide the contact information associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain name. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or remove it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.