Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly available. Supplying false info upon registration or changing the real info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a website hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private info secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your private details even if you have not activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account order procedure. You’ll 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 Servers
In case you wish to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any moment later through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with several mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered through our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to some other company and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.