Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Supplying false info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the genuine info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is very easy in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting package. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you’ll just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a particular domain to a different registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact info with only several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you want to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain to be visible.