Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Providing false details during the registration procedure or altering the authentic details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – after you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will 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” logo, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to hide the contact information for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to a different domain registrar and you need the real email account associated with the domain name to be visible.