Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain owner will be openly visible. Providing false info during the registration process or changing the genuine details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact info will be displayed 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 do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private information intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domain names. Its color will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just several mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your private data even if you have not added the service during the hosting account order procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to conceal the contact info for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.