Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be openly visible. Giving fake information upon registration or altering the authentic information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. 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 launched by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you will not need to use different systems. In the very same section where all your registered domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect right away.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with our company, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with every semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-code domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small icon on its right. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the very same fashion, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time in case you change your mind and choose to conceal your private information from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the account.