Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Providing false details during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is very easy in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you want to transfer a particular domain to some other registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact info with only a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-code top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a small button on its right. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the registration process as well, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and decide to hide your private information from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.