Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Giving fake information during the registration process or altering the genuine information later 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 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with our company is extremely easy in case you’ve got a shared web hosting. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you’ll simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each TLD 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 – if you would like to transfer a particular domain name to another domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with just a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be acquired by unauthenticated individuals.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing several easy steps. In case you order a registration or a transfer during the account activation process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you skip this step and you think things over at a later time, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you can manage the whole semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after the signup procedure. Renewing or disabling the service is just as simple and will require no more than a few clicks of the mouse.