Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Supplying fake info during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name 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 info must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you have ordered a shared website hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal data intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will show you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks. Thus, you can shield your private information even if you haven’t activated the service during the hosting account activation process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to hide the contact information associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the signup procedure or at any time afterwards via your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you’ve registered through us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the exact same way, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you wish to transfer a domain to a different registrar company and you need the real email account associated with the domain to be visible.