Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Giving false information during the domain name registration process or changing the real information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will appear 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 Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is astonishingly easy in case you have a cloud hosting service. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you want to transfer a given domain name to some other domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with only a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. If a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a tiny symbol on its right. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your private details from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.