Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Supplying false information during the domain registration process or changing the real details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is very easy in case you have a Linux website hosting package. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you’d like to transfer a particular domain name to some other registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to conceal the contact info for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any moment later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The 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 have registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.