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 owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be freely visible. Providing false information during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you have a hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not have to go through different systems. In the same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so during the signup process. In addition, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This takes only a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up buying a service that we cannot provide.