Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Supplying false details during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is remarkably easy if you have a shared hosting service. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you’ll simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a given domain name to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact details with just several clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This takes only several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything related to your account. This is the place where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up buying a service that we cannot provide.