Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email of any domain owner will be freely visible. Giving fake details upon registration or changing the real information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to go through different admin dashboards. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you have not done so during the account activation process. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is really easy in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. As long as the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated package. In case a particular generic or country-specific domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will notice a tiny button on its right. To enable the service, you will need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the signup process as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you think things over and opt to hide your personal details from the public after you have already ordered the account.