Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain owner will be openly visible. Supplying false info during the domain registration procedure or changing the real info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to 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 few clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can secure your private details even if you have not activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation process. 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 Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This requires only several mouse clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or remove the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you won’t end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.