Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying false details upon registration or changing the genuine information subsequently 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 details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will show you whether the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a mini sign to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and opt to hide your private info from the public after you have already ordered the account.