Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email of any domain owner will be freely available. Providing fake info upon registration or altering the real info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown 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 extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is stunningly easy in case you have a shared hosting. You can achieve 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 domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you would like to transfer a particular domain name to some other domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact details with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This requires just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything associated with your account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.