Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake information during the domain registration process or altering the genuine info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is amazingly easy if you have a Linux shared package. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you’d like to transfer a given domain to some other company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with only a few clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This requires just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can activate, renew or disable the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.