Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely available. Giving false details during the domain registration process or altering the real info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux web hosting from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each of your domains. Its color will show you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several mouse clicks. Thus, you can protect your personal details even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to hide the contact info for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment afterwards via your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or remove it – if you’d like to transfer a domain to some other registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.