Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Providing fake information during the domain registration process or altering the genuine information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you have a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to use different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is amazingly easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. If a given generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small logo to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the signup procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and decide to conceal your personal information from the public after you’ve already created the account.