Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Providing false information during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you have a shared web hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t need to use different Control Panels. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation process. You’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing a couple of simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after the signup procedure. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks.