Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly available. Supplying fake information during the registration process or changing the real info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact information will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a cloud website hosting plan. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you’ll just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you would like to transfer a given domain to a different domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact details with only several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing a few simple steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account order process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over afterwards, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after signing up. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take just a few clicks of the mouse.