Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the name, address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Supplying fake info during the registration procedure or altering the authentic details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different admin consoles. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to hide the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the service or remove it – if you want to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the real email account associated with the domain to be visible.