Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Giving fake details during the registration procedure or changing the real information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – after you log in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will tell you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is astonishingly easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small button next to that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and decide to conceal your personal information from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.