Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Supplying false info during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is really easy – after you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you whether 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 Hosting
If you’d like to conceal the contact information associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a few mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to some other registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain name to be visible.