Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Supplying fake details during the registration procedure or changing the genuine info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership rights. 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 protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different user interfaces. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so upon registration. What’s more, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by following 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 omit this step and you think things over at a later point in time, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting 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 domains that you register with our company after signup. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as simple and will require no more than a couple of clicks.