Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Giving false info during the 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 their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the 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 don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not have to sign in and out of different platforms. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is really easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a small logo on its right. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you think things over and decide to hide your personal information from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.