Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be freely accessible. Providing false details during the registration process or changing the real details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her 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 at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is extremely easy – once you log in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered through us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will let you know whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to hide the contact information associated with your domain name 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 signup procedure or at any time later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you want to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the real email account associated with the domain to be visible.