Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing false information during the registration procedure or altering the genuine info at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t have to switch between different platforms. In the very 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 service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so upon registration. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This requires only a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.