Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly available. Providing false details upon registration or changing the real information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is active, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is astonishingly easy if you have a shared website hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you’ll simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD 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 would like to transfer a specific domain name to a different company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact information with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unsolicited persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – if you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.