Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Giving false info during the registration process or changing the genuine details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting plan from our company and you have 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 secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will inform you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks. In this way, you can shield your private info even if you haven’t added the service during the web hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to conceal the contact details associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time later via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.