Whois Privacy Protection
Find what Whois Privacy Protection is and in what way it can help secure your own private details.
Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely accessible. Providing false information during the registration procedure or changing the genuine info at a later time 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 ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting
. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you’ll only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each Top-Level Domain that supports the 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 name to some other company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact information with only several clicks and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose to order a semi-dedicated server
plan from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domains by completing a few easy steps. If you order a registration/transfer during the account activation procedure, you can get the service along with the domain name. In case you omit this step and you change your mind later, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can administer the entire semi-dedicated account. This is also the place where you can turn on the Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register with us after the signup process. Renewing or deactivating the Whois Privacy Protection service is just as easy and will take only a few clicks of the mouse.