Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly accessible. Supplying false info during the domain registration procedure or altering the real details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud hosting from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private information intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks. Thus, you can secure your private data even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like 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 upon registration or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you want to transfer a domain to some other domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.