Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be openly available. Supplying false info during the registration procedure or changing the real info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting
plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is really easy – once you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is extremely easy if 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 Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server package. In case a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a small icon on its right. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later in case you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal information from the general public after you have already created the account.