Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely accessible. Giving fake details during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name 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 information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’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 Web Hosting

If you get a cloud web hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is remarkably easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to conceal the contact details associated with 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 moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.