Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Giving fake details during the registration process or changing the genuine information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, 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 growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is exceptionally easy if you have a cloud website hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you’ll only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – in case you want to transfer a given domain to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to conceal the contact info for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you wish to transfer a domain name to some other registrar company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.