Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Giving fake details during the registration procedure or changing the genuine details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid 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 possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is surprisingly easy in case you have a Linux shared hosting package
. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you will simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each gTLD or ccTLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it completely – if you want to transfer a certain domain to a different company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact info with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server
. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a tiny button next to that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll have to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later time if you change your mind and opt to conceal your private information from the public eye after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.