Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely accessible. Giving false info during the domain name registration process or altering the real details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – after you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will tell you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a couple of easy steps. If you order a registration/transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over afterwards, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you can manage 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 through us after signup. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will require just a few mouse clicks.