Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Giving fake info upon registration or changing the authentic info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand 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 growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a shared web hosting plan from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your private info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can protect your personal info even if you have not activated the Whois Privacy Protection service upon registration. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names in a few simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain name during the account activation procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you change your mind at a later point in time, you can add the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after the signup process. Renewing or removing the service is just as easy and will take just several clicks of the mouse.