Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly available. Giving false details during the domain registration procedure or altering the authentic information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is very easy in case you’ve got a Linux cloud web hosting plan. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll only need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain name to a different registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact information with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. If a specific generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small symbol on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and decide to hide your personal details from the public after you have already created the account.