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How to Activate the Private WHOIS On a Domain Name

First of all, you should know that WHOIS protection is not available for .ca and .fr accounts.

Private WHOIS in V2 is an identity protection that allows you to hide the information usually available through WHOIS servers.

It is best to acquire the private WHOIS at the time of purchasing your domain. In fact, after activation, it is possible that some WHOIS sites keep the old information in memory; unfortunately, PlanetHoster will not be able to force any changes on these sites.

Note: The PlanetHoster Glossary contains explanations on multiple topics and can be consulted to clarify certain terms.

How to Enable Private WHOIS

The procedure to enable the private WHOIS is very simple:

  1. Open the management interface of the domain in question (if necessary, please refer to the article Managing a Domain).
  2. Click on the Disabled button so the WHOIS ID Protection be Enabled:
  1. To finalize the activation, you must pay the invoice. A link appears to access it.
  2. It takes 72 hours for the private WHOIS to be active on all WHOIS databases.

Respect for Privacy

At PlanetHoster, security is paramount.

We have been complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) since 2007. For more details, please click on this link: https://www.planethoster.com/en/Privacy-Policy.

For example:

Domain Name: planethosterdemo.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: 
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8557744678
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registrant Name: PlanetHoster Privacy
Registrant Organization: Planethoster inc.
Registrant Street: 4416 rue Louis B Mayer
Registrant City: Laval
Registrant State/Province: QC
Registrant Postal Code: H7P0G1
Registrant Country: CA
Registrant Phone: +1.8557744678
Registrant Email: rghodxhbkpwfvku_registrant@privacy.planethoster.net
Admin Name: PlanetHoster Privacy
Admin Organization: Planethoster inc.
Admin Street: 4416 rue Louis B Mayer
Admin City: Laval
Admin State/Province: QC
Admin Postal Code: H7P0G1
Admin Country: CA
Admin Phone: +1.8557744678
Admin Email: flgbxdkqvmfufzx_admin@privacy.planethoster.net
Tech Name: PlanetHoster Privacy
Tech Organization: Planethoster inc.
Tech Street: 4416 rue Louis B Mayer
Tech City: Laval
Tech State/Province: QC
Tech Postal Code: H7P0G1
Tech Country: CA
Tech Phone: +1.8557744678
Tech Email: dsxlfwuvehkelwy_tech@privacy.planethoster.net
NameServer: nsa.planethoster.net
NameServer: nsb.planethoster.net
NameServer: nsc.planethoster.net
Updated on 30 November 2023

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