Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Supplying false information during the registration procedure or altering the genuine info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux website hosting service from us 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 difficulty and to keep your private info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. Thus, you can shield your personal info even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing several easy steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the signup procedure, you can get the service along with the domain. If you omit this step and you change your mind at a later time, you can enable the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through us after signup. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will take just several mouse clicks.