Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Providing fake info during the domain registration process or changing the real info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud package from us and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private info intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domains. Its color will show you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal info even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to hide the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to some other domain registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.