Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be openly available. Giving fake information during the registration procedure or changing the genuine information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar company’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, 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 name registered through us is remarkably easy if you have a Linux shared hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you will just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – in case you wish to transfer a given domain to another company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact details with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any moment later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.