Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing false details during the domain name registration process or changing the authentic information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details 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 possible identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will appear instead of the client’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

If you order a cloud web hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – after you log in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will inform you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to hide the contact details for your domain name 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 account activation process or at any time afterwards via our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel 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 top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – if you want to transfer a domain name to a different domain name registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.