Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Supplying false info during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you order a hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – once you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will let you know whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to hide the contact information associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation procedure or at any time later through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the top-level domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain name. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – if you wish to transfer a domain to a different registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.