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 check websites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Supplying false information during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine info at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux cloud hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal info secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can shield your private info even if you haven’t enabled the service during the hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This requires just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can enable, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.