Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Providing fake information during the registration process or altering the genuine info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t have to use different admin interfaces. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is amazingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. If a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini symbol on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later in case you think things over and opt to hide your private info from the public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.