Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email of any domain owner will be openly available. Supplying fake info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the authentic info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – after you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will show you if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – if you wish to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.