Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be freely available. Providing false details during the domain name registration process or altering the real information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to switch between different admin consoles. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to hide the contact info associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you’d like to transfer a domain name to some other registrar and you need the actual email associated with the domain name to be visible.