Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly available. Giving fake details upon registration or changing the real information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is extremely easy in case you’ve got a shared web hosting service. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you want to transfer a given domain name to a different domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with only several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’d like to hide the contact information associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other domain registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.