Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly visible. Providing false information during the domain name registration procedure or changing the authentic info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is unbelievably easy if you have a Linux shared hosting. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you’ll simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you wish to transfer a given domain to another domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unsolicited persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to hide the contact info for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any moment later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.