Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email of any domain name owner will be openly available. Providing fake details during the registration procedure or changing the genuine info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the domain registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is remarkably easy in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting package. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you will just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you wish to transfer a given domain to a different registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact details with just a couple of clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthenticated people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to conceal the contact details associated with your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few clicks of the mouse from the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed alphabetically. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button to the right of each domain. In the exact same way, you can also renew the service or deactivate it – if you want to transfer a domain name to another company and you need the actual mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.