Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check websites. Without this service, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely visible. Supplying false information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the authentic info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their 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 correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a cloud web hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to hide the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you have registered through our company will be listed 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. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you would like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.