Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Giving false details during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand 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 growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you wish to transfer a domain to another company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.