Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Providing fake information during the domain registration process or altering the genuine info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy in case you have a Linux shared web hosting. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll only need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you’d like to transfer a given domain to a different registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact information with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to conceal the contact information for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any moment later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – if you wish to transfer a domain name to a different registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.