Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely visible. Supplying false info during the registration process or altering the real information subsequently 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 details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact information will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is extremely easy in case you have a Linux shared web hosting package. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a specific domain to another company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact information with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by taking a couple of easy steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after signup. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require only a few clicks of the mouse.