Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Supplying false information during the domain registration procedure or altering the real details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. 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 launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’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 certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – once you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will show you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently enabled.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve 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. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you wish to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.