Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Providing fake information during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the client’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 Shared Website Hosting
You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not have to use different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the registration procedure. You’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This takes just several clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated web hosting account. This is where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code TLD extensions that support this option and you’ll be able to see this beforehand, so that you won’t end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.