Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Providing fake information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is surprisingly easy if you have a Linux hosting. You can accomplish this through the very 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 the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you want to transfer a particular domain to a different company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with just several clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is really easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny icon to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you think things over and decide to hide your private details from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.