Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Providing fake information during the registration process or altering the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you order a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – once you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service easily. This requires just a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer everything connected with your account. This is where you can see all your domain names and for each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.