Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Supplying false info during the domain registration procedure or changing the real information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is really easy – once you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will tell you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by taking a couple of simple steps. In case you register or transfer a domain during the account order procedure, you can get the service together with the domain. If you skip this step and you change your mind afterwards, you can order the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can activate Whois Privacy Protection for all other domain names that you register through our company after the signup process. Renewing or deactivating the service is just as easy and will require only a couple of mouse clicks.