Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Supplying fake info during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted 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 registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux hosting from our company 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 difficulty and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will show you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your private data even if you haven’t enabled the service upon signup. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to conceal the contact details for your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any time later via our 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 have registered through our company will be listed in alphabetical order. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each domain. In the very same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you want to transfer a domain to another registrar company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.