Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Giving false info during the registration procedure or altering the authentic information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. 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 Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a cloud website hosting plan. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – in case you wish to transfer a given domain to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to hide the contact information for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel 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 domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar company and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.