Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Providing false info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the genuine information subsequently 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 approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal info secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can secure your private info even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation procedure. You’ll 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
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is stunningly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name 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 package. In case a specific generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny icon on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account activation procedure too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later point in time if you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.