Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be freely accessible. Giving fake details during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is extremely easy in case you’ve got a shared website hosting plan. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will just have to visit 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 domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you wish to transfer a particular domain to some other domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact information with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This requires only a few clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you manage everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up buying a service that we can’t provide.