Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely accessible. Providing false info during the domain name registration process or altering the real details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will show up 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 don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is incredibly easy if you’ve got a hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account – you will just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a given domain to another registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact information with only several clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to conceal the contact information for your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account activation process or at any moment afterwards through our Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar and you need the actual email account associated with the domain to be visible.