Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Giving fake information during the registration process or changing the genuine info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux website hosting service from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can protect your personal details even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to hide the contact information associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order process or at any moment later via your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – if you want to transfer a domain to a different domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.