Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly available. Supplying fake details during the domain registration process or altering the real info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different platforms. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a small button on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your private information from the general public after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.