Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Giving fake details during the registration procedure or altering the real info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. 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

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is very easy in case you have a Linux cloud hosting package. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you’d like to transfer a given domain to some other registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact info with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unsolicited persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This requires only a couple of mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can order, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we cannot provide.