Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be freely accessible. Supplying false details upon registration or altering the real info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires just a couple of clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.