Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Providing fake information during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact details will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. 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 plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – once you sign 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 through our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will show you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This requires only a couple of clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can enable, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up buying a service that we cannot provide.