Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be openly available. Providing false details during the registration procedure or altering the genuine information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you will not need to sign in and out of different platforms. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the account activation process. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This requires just a couple of clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your active domains and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can order, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.