Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Supplying false details during the domain name registration process or altering the real information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not have to sign in and out of different Control Panels. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a small sign next to that domain. To enable the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domains later in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your personal information from the general public after you have already created the account.