Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying fake info during the domain registration process or altering the genuine information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you won’t need to go through different Control Panel tools. In the same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the registration process. Moreover, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-code domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small button next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you think things over and choose to hide your personal details from the public eye after you have already created the account.