Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be freely available. Supplying fake details during the domain registration procedure or changing the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name 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 info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is unbelievably easy – after you log in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you have registered through us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will show you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to hide the contact details for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time later through your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or shut it off – if you want to transfer a domain name to a different domain name registrar and you need the real email address associated with the domain to be visible.