Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Supplying fake details during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by following a couple of simple steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the signup procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you omit this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after the signup process. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take no more than several clicks of the mouse.