Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Providing fake information during the domain name registration process or altering the genuine details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different systems. In the very same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This requires just several clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.