Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake details during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud hosting from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domains. Its color will tell you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal data even if you have not enabled the service during the hosting account order procedure. You will 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

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains in a few easy steps. If you order a registration or a transfer during the signup process, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later time, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after signup. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take just several clicks of the mouse.