Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain owner will be freely visible. Supplying fake information during the domain registration process or changing the authentic information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is stunningly easy in case you have a shared hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you wish to transfer a certain domain name to a different registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact details with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unsolicited persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to conceal the contact details for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be listed alphabetically. 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 next to each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.