Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Providing fake details upon registration or altering the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting
If you have ordered a Linux web hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will 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 such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will show you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks. Thus, you can secure your private info even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account activation process. 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
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated package. In case a specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small sign next to that domain. To enable the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the very same manner, you can also renew or disable the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account order process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll offer you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and decide to hide your private info from the general public after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.