Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the name, address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly available. Supplying fake information during the domain name registration procedure or changing the genuine information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. 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 domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is extremely easy if you have a web hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a certain domain name to some other registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact information with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is extremely easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini symbol to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.