Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Providing false information upon registration or changing the authentic details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. 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 Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is incredibly easy if you’ve got a shared website hosting plan. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, 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 Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you would like to transfer a certain domain to some other registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact info with only several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by taking a few simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the signup procedure, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after signing up. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take only a few clicks of the mouse.