Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Supplying fake info during the domain name registration process or altering the real information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing a few easy steps. If you register or transfer a domain name during the account order procedure, you can get the service together with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after signing up. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as simple and will require no more than several mouse clicks.