Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be openly available. Supplying fake information during the registration process or changing the authentic details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you get a hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – once you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will let you know whether the service is active or not. By clicking on 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

If you’d like to conceal the contact info associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any moment later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you want to transfer a domain to some other company and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.