Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Providing fake details during the domain registration process or altering the genuine details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is exceptionally easy in case you have a Linux website hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you’d like to transfer a certain domain to another domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with just several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by following a few easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account activation procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind later, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with us after the signup procedure. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will require no more than a couple of clicks.