Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Providing false info during the registration procedure or altering the authentic info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is really easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared service. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a specific domain name to another registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact info with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This takes just a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can order, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.