Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Giving false info during the registration process or changing the genuine details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different tools. In the same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so upon registration. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is unbelievably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. If a particular generic or country-code domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll notice a tiny sign on its right. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and decide to hide your private info from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.