Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Giving fake info during the registration procedure or altering the genuine details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is surprisingly easy in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you’d like to transfer a specific domain to another registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact information with just several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a tiny button on its right. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure as well, but since the service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.