Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Providing false info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the genuine details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will tell you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your personal details even if you haven’t enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is remarkably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a mini symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and opt to hide your personal details from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.