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 web sites. Without protection, the name, address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Giving fake info during the registration process or altering the genuine details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain 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 up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment later through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you will need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll find a list of all the domains that you have registered with us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently active.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to conceal the contact details associated with your domain name and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to activate our Whois Privacy Protection service either upon signup or at any moment later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with a couple of clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you’ve registered with us will be listed alphabetically. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support this service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each domain name. In the same manner, you can also renew the service or shut it off – in case you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar and you need the actual email address associated with the domain to be visible.