Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Giving false details during the domain registration procedure or altering the real details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private data intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will tell you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several mouse clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal data even if you haven’t activated the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You’ll 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 Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking a few simple steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account order procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after signing up. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will take just a few clicks.