Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Giving fake information during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is extremely easy if you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting service. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you wish to transfer a certain domain name to another registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact details with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthorized persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server package. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini sign to the right of that domain. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and choose to hide your private info from the public after you have already ordered the account.