Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Providing fake info during the registration procedure or altering the real information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be shown instead of the domain 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 name registered with us is very easy if you have a shared hosting service. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a specific domain to some other registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact info with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a given generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini button to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order 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 later in case you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.