Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Providing fake details during the registration procedure or altering the real info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the domain registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – once you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will show you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by following a couple of simple steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you omit this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register with our company after the signup process. Renewing or disabling the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require just a few mouse clicks.