Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Giving false information during the registration procedure or altering the authentic details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is very easy if you have a Linux web hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you’d like to transfer a specific domain to some other company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact information with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. In case a specific generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny sign to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domains later in case you think things over and choose to hide your private information from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.