Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Giving fake information during the registration procedure or changing the authentic info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is exceptionally easy – after you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking on 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 Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is incredibly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your private information from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.