Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake details during the domain name registration process or changing the real details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is extremely easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared service. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain 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 wish to transfer a certain domain to another registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact info with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking a couple of simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account order process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after the signup process. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require just a couple of mouse clicks.