Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Providing false info during the domain registration process or altering the authentic details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to use different user interfaces. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so upon signup. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This requires only several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.