Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Supplying false info during the registration procedure or altering the real info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains 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 us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will show you whether the service is active 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

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small button to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and opt to hide your private details from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.