Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Supplying false information during the domain name registration procedure or changing the genuine details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting service. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you’ll simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you would like to transfer a given domain name to another domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service effortlessly. This requires just several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.