Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Giving fake details upon registration or changing the real info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux shared website hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will let you know whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can secure your personal details even if you have not activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account order process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This requires only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything related to your account. This is the place where you can see all your active domain names and for each one of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can enable, 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 purchasing a service that we cannot provide.