Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Giving fake details during the domain registration procedure or changing the genuine info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you won’t need to sign in and out of different tools. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is astonishingly easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a mini symbol to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you’ll need to click on it. In the very same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the chance to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you change your mind and decide to hide your private info from the public after you’ve already ordered the account.