Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain owners on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Supplying false info during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain registrant’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

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to go through different Control Panel tools. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so during the signup procedure. Plus, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect immediately.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by following several easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the signup process, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can administer the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with our company after signing up. Renewing or disabling the service is just as easy and will take just a couple of mouse clicks.