Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Providing false information during the domain registration process or altering the real information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact information will be listed 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 Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is extremely easy in case you have a web hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you’ll only 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 Top-Level 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 wish to transfer a particular domain name to another registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact information with only several clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to hide the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar company and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.