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 check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Providing fake details during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine info at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be displayed 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 Cloud Website Hosting
If you order a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names as long as their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – once you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you have registered with our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’d like to hide the contact information for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a couple of mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be displayed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.