Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly visible. Giving false information upon registration or altering the genuine info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact info will be listed 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 ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal information safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domain names. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just a few mouse clicks. Thus, you can shield your private information even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you register a domain under it, you can add our Whois Privacy Protection service without difficulty. This takes just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, through which you administer everything connected with your semi-dedicated account. This is the place where you can see all your domains and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can enable, renew or deactivate the service. Of course, this will be possible only with generic and country-specific top-level domain name extensions that are Whois Privacy Protection-eligible and you will be able to see this beforehand, so you won’t end up purchasing a service that we cannot provide.