Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Providing false details during the domain registration process or changing the real info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal info safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your private information even if you have not activated the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time later via our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you would like to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.