Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Supplying false information during the registration process or changing the real info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud website hosting plan from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your private details even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to hide the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the same way, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you want to transfer a domain to a different company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.