Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying fake details during the registration process or altering the genuine info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is really easy if you’ve got a cloud hosting. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will only have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – in case you want to transfer a given domain to another registrar company. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your personal or corporate contact details with just several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service with ease. This takes just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you manage everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your registered domain names and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, using which you can order, renew or remove the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you’ll be able to see this in advance, so that you will not end up buying a service that we can’t provide.