Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Providing fake info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the authentic info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is really easy – once you log in, you will 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’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to conceal the contact info for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to some other registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.