Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Supplying false details during the registration process or changing the genuine information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux cloud package from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will tell you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your private details even if you have not enabled the service during the web hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to disable 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 astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini symbol on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you change your mind and opt to conceal your personal details from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.