Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be openly available. Giving fake details during the registration procedure or changing the authentic information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although 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 have registered through our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you will not have to use different admin consoles. In the exact same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of this icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the account activation process. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This takes only a couple of clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so that you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.