Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Giving fake info during the registration process or altering the genuine info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux website hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each of your domain names. Its color will tell you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks. Thus, you can shield your private information even if you haven’t enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domains that you have registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you want to transfer a domain name to another company and you need the actual email account associated with the domain name to be visible.