Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Providing false information during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is unbelievably easy in case you have a web hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code 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 completely – in case you want to transfer a given domain to a different domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact details with just several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny icon on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you think things over and decide to hide your personal information from the public after you have already ordered the account.