Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely visible. Providing false details upon registration or changing the genuine information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be listed 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 extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not have to log in and out of different user interfaces. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to conceal the contact information for your domain and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration process or at any moment later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several clicks of the mouse from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each domain. In the same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it – in case you would like to transfer a domain to some other domain name registrar and you need the real email associated with the domain name to be visible.