Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake information upon registration or changing the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud website hosting package from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal data safe. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will tell you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal details even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account order process. You will 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
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is remarkably easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated server plan. In case a given generic or country-specific top-level domain name is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you will see a small button to the right of that domain. To enable the service, you’ll need to click on it. In the same fashion, you can also renew or remove the service. You can enable Whois Privacy Protection for a domain upon registration too, but since the service is optional, we’ll give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later point in time if you change your mind and choose to hide your private details from the public eye after you have already created the semi-dedicated account.