Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly available. Giving fake information during the registration process or altering the authentic info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you have ordered a web hosting plan from us 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 effortlessly and to keep your private data intact. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will show you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a few clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal data even if you have not activated the service during the 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 Servers
In case you’d like to hide the contact details for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any time later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain to be visible.