Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Providing fake information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine details afterwards 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), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud web hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you’ll just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you’d like to transfer a given domain name to a different registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact information with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This takes only several clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your active domain names and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can order, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.