Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Supplying fake info during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will be displayed instead of the client’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 our company is exceptionally easy in case you have a Linux web hosting. You can accomplish this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – in case you want to transfer a certain domain name to another company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact details with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time later through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered through our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.