Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Providing fake info during the registration procedure or altering the real information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you will not have to go through different Control Panel tools. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect straight away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing several easy steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain. In case you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as simple and will take just several clicks.