Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be freely available. Giving false information during the registration process or altering the real information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to use different Control Panels. In the very same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so upon registration. In addition, you’ll 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 immediately.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to conceal the contact info associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup process or at any time later via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a couple of mouse clicks from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company will be displayed 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” sign to the right of each domain. In the same fashion, you can also renew the service or disable it – in case you want to transfer a domain to a different domain registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.