Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Providing fake details during the domain name registration process or altering the genuine info subsequently will just 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 ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is stunningly easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking 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 Servers

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate 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 during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.