Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Supplying false details during the domain registration process or altering the genuine info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is astonishingly easy – after you log in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will tell you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is extremely easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain 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 plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini icon next to that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon signup too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and choose to conceal your personal information from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.