Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Giving false details during the registration process or changing the genuine details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each domain that supports the Whois Privacy 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 specific domain name to some other domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact details with only several clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment afterwards through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – if you would like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.