Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Giving false info during the domain name registration process or altering the real info at a later time will simply 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 details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is incredibly easy if you have a web hosting plan. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain to a different domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with just several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to hide the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.