Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email of any domain owner will be openly visible. Giving fake details upon registration or changing the genuine information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is really easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting package. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – in case you’d like to transfer a specific domain name to some other registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or business contact details with only a few clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthorized people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking a few simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account order process, you can get the service together with the domain name. If you skip this step and you think things over afterwards, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after signing up. Renewing or removing the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will require no more than a few mouse clicks.