Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Giving fake details during the domain registration process or altering the genuine details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is really easy if you have a web hosting plan
. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you wish to transfer a specific domain name to a different 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 individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is remarkably easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server
. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-specific domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a mini icon on its right. To activate the service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order procedure too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domains later if you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the account.