Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Giving fake info during the registration process or changing the authentic info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux cloud web 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 effort and to keep your personal info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can shield your private details even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is very easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a mini logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the service, you will have to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup too, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and opt to hide your private details from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.