Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Providing false details upon registration or changing the real info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you have ordered a cloud service from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without effort and to keep your personal information safe. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will tell you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks. Thus, you can protect your private information even if you haven’t added the service during the registration procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is really easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will see a mini sign next to that domain. To activate the service, you will have to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or disable the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon signup as well, but since the service is optional, we will offer you the opportunity to add it to any of your domain names later if you think things over and opt to hide your private information from the public after you’ve already created the semi-dedicated account.