Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Providing fake info during the registration procedure or changing the genuine details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting
package from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is remarkably easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server
. As long as the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a particular generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a mini symbol on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your private information from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.