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 web sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly available. Supplying fake information during the registration process or changing the authentic info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is incredibly easy in case you have a web hosting plan. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll simply need 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 generic or country-code domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you wish to transfer a certain domain name to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact info with only a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking a few simple steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account activation procedure, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after signing up. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require only a couple of clicks.