Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving false info upon registration or altering the authentic information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the client’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 Cloud Hosting
If you have ordered a cloud hosting from us and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your personal information even if you have not activated the service during the web hosting account activation 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 Hosting
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered with our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll see a tiny logo next to that domain. To activate the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the exact same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll offer you the chance to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you think things over and choose to hide your private information from the public after you have already ordered the semi-dedicated account.