Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Giving fake information during the registration procedure or altering the authentic info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud web hosting plan from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection? sign to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will show you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your private data even if you haven’t added the service during the web hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to hide the contact info associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection? logo on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you wish to transfer a domain name to a different registrar company and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.