Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Providing fake details during the registration procedure or altering the authentic details later 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 details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your private information safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domain names. Its color will show you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal details even if you have not activated the service during the hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This requires just a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything associated with your account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.