Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly available. Providing false details during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is really easy if you have a shared hosting. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you want to transfer a particular domain to a different domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small logo on its right. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you think things over and decide to hide your private info from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.