Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Supplying false details during the domain name 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 his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – after you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will let you know whether the service is activated or not. By clicking 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

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is really easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-specific domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and choose to hide your personal details from the general public after you have already created the account.