Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly visible. Providing false information during the domain registration process or changing the real details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. 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 name registrars as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is really easy if you have a shared website hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a specific domain name to some other company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact details with only a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a small logo to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal info from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.