Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Giving false info during the registration procedure or altering the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact details will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a website hosting. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you’ll only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, 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 completely – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain to some other domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact information with just several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a tiny button on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later in case you think things over and opt to conceal your private info from the public eye after you have already created the account.