Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain owner will be openly visible. Giving false details during the registration process or changing the real info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to log in and out of different Control Panel tools. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the registration process. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a given generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a tiny sign next to that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and choose to hide your private info from the public eye after you have already created the account.