Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Giving false information upon registration or changing the real information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux website hosting from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private information intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will let you know if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks. Thus, you can shield your private information even if you haven’t activated the service during the hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a mini icon to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation process too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you think things over and opt to conceal your private details from the public eye after you’ve already created the account.