Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be freely available. Supplying fake details during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact info will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to switch between different systems. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so upon signup. Moreover, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to conceal the contact info for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated 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 displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.