Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Supplying false info during the registration process or changing the genuine information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is really easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud hosting plan. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you’ll 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 domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain name to another domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact details with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to hide the contact details associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time later through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – in case you would like to transfer a domain to some other registrar company and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.