Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely available. Giving false information during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine info later 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 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 domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not have to log in and out of different admin dashboards. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration process. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect straight away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain under it, you can activate our Whois Privacy Protection service without any difficulty. This takes just a few clicks of the mouse in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything connected with your account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domains and for each one of them you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific TLD extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up requesting a service that we cannot provide.