Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be freely available. Supplying false information during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is extremely easy in case you’ve got a website hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name 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 – in case you would like to transfer a given domain name to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact info with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is stunningly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny button on its right. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal details from the public after you’ve already created the account.