Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely available. Supplying false info during the domain registration procedure or altering the real information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different admin dashboards. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Moreover, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to hide the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any time later via our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.