Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying fake information upon registration or changing the real details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux shared website hosting service from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal information safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each of your domains. Its color will inform you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can shield your private data even if you have not activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This requires only several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything related to your account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.