Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Supplying fake info during the domain registration procedure or altering the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different admin consoles. In the very same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’d like to hide the contact information for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – in case you’d like to transfer a domain name to a different domain registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.