Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Providing false details during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux website hosting from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domain names. Its color will show you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. Thus, you can secure your private details even if you haven’t added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account order process. You’ll 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
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a tiny icon to the right of that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time in case you think things over and opt to conceal your private info from the public eye after you have already ordered the account.