Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Providing fake details during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting plan from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is very easy – once you sign in, you will have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will tell you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without effort. This requires only several mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything associated with your account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each one of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, using which you can enable, renew or remove the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you will not end up purchasing a service that we can’t provide.