Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Giving fake details upon registration or changing the genuine information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux shared web hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domain names. Its color will let you know if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal information even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is amazingly easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain name is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. If a specific generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a mini logo on the right-hand side of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains later if you think things over and opt to conceal your personal information from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the semi-dedicated account.