Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly accessible. Supplying false info during the domain registration procedure or altering the real details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date 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 service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is unbelievably easy in case you have a shared package. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a certain domain name to another domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact information with just a few clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unsolicited individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have 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 our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or turn it off – in case you want to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.