Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake details during the registration procedure or altering the real details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have ordered a cloud website hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any difficulty and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domains. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of clicks. In this way, you can safeguard your private data even if you have not enabled the service upon signup. 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 wish to hide the contact details for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to enable our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any moment afterwards through your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be added with a few clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domains that you have registered with our company will be listed alphabetically. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking the “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each domain. In the exact same fashion, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or shut it off – if you wish to transfer a domain to a different company and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.