Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Providing fake info during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered through us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to hide the contact information associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any moment afterwards via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the TLD extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the very same manner, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.