Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly accessible. Providing fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a website hosting. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you’ll only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a particular domain name to some other company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact info with just a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’d like to hide the contact information for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – if you want to transfer a domain to another registrar company and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.