Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Giving false details during the domain registration process or changing the real info 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 info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud website hosting service from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your personal info even if you have not activated the service during the signup procedure. You will 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 Hosting

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated plan. In case a given generic or country-specific domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini symbol on its right. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the registration procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you change your mind and opt to hide your personal details from the public after you have already created the account.