Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain owner will be freely accessible. Supplying false info during the domain name registration process or altering the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is unbelievably easy in case you’ve got a cloud web hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – in case you wish to transfer a particular domain to another domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a small symbol next to that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains later in case you think things over and choose to hide your personal information from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.