Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain owner will be freely visible. Supplying fake details during the registration process or changing the real information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact information will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is really easy in case you’ve got a cloud hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – in case you wish to transfer a given domain name to some other company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthorized persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This requires just a few clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.