Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Giving fake details upon registration or altering the real info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is surprisingly easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud website hosting plan. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you’ll simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a certain domain name to another registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact details with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.