Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain owner will be publicly available. Giving false info upon registration or altering the authentic information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a cloud web hosting plan from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – once you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to conceal the contact info associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon registration or at any time later through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The service is optional and can be enabled with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support this service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain. In the very same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or turn it off – in case you wish to transfer a domain name to a different domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain name to be visible.