Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Giving false details upon registration or altering the genuine information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the 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 at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to go through different platforms. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so upon signup. In addition, you’ll 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 instantaneously.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This requires just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you manage everything associated with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can activate, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with gTLD and ccTLD extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so you won’t end up requesting a service that we can’t provide.