Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Supplying false details during the registration process or altering the genuine info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a Linux cloud hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – in case you’d like to transfer a particular domain to another domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact info with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If 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 without effort. This requires only a few clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up ordering a service that we cannot provide.