Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely visible. Providing fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to switch between different interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so upon registration. You will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the change will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to hide the contact information for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment later through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.