Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain owner will be openly available. Giving false details upon registration or changing the genuine information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to conceal the contact information for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you want to transfer a domain name to some other registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.