Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving false information during the domain registration process or altering the real details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is astonishingly easy if you have a hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you want to transfer a given domain name to another registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with just a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a small button on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you think things over and opt to conceal your private info from the general public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.