Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely available. Providing fake information during the registration procedure or altering the real info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

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

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to conceal the contact info associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.