Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain owners on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Giving false info during the domain registration procedure or altering the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is incredibly easy if you’ve got a shared web hosting. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll just have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – in case you would like to transfer a given domain to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – if you want to transfer a domain to some other domain registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.