Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Providing fake details upon registration or altering the genuine information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved 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 registrars as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is extremely easy in case you’ve got a Linux cloud hosting package. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on 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 Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – in case you wish to transfer a specific domain name to a different registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact info with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized people.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is really easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-specific domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a small button next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and opt to hide your private information from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.