Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Providing fake info during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine information 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 ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name 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 ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you get a hosting plan from us, 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 account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is extremely easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to hide the contact information associated with 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 during the signup process or at any moment later through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to a different company and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.