Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Supplying false info upon registration or altering the genuine info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is amazingly easy in case you have a website hosting. You can accomplish this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll simply need 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 domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a given domain to some other domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a tiny button to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal information from the general public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.