Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Providing fake information during the domain registration process or changing the real info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names 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 get a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – once you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will inform you whether the service is active 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

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking a few easy steps. In case you order a registration/transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain. If you skip this step and you think things over afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as simple and will take no more than a few clicks of the mouse.