Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Supplying false info during the domain registration procedure or changing the genuine information at a later time will simply 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), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date 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 protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia 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 same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. You’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect instantly.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-code top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini icon to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and choose to conceal your private information from the public eye after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.