Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain owner will be openly accessible. Giving fake information during the registration process or changing the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is astonishingly easy in case you have a Linux shared website hosting service. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you want to transfer a specific domain to another domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact info with only a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to hide the contact info for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The 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 with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you wish to transfer a domain name to some other registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.