Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Providing false details during the domain registration process or changing the genuine details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain 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 all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is remarkably easy if you have a website hosting. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code 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 specific domain to some other registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact details with only a few clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthenticated people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to hide the contact information for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time later via our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain. In the very same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you want to transfer a domain to a different company and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.