Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Providing false details during the registration process or altering the real info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is remarkably easy in case you’ve got a website hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – in case you wish to transfer a given domain to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing a couple of easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the signup process, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through our company after signup. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require just a few clicks.