Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Providing fake details upon registration or altering the genuine information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have ordered a cloud web hosting package from us 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 data safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each of your domain names. Its color will let you know if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. In this way, you can protect your private data even if you haven’t activated the service during the 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 Hosting
Enabling Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name is very easy in case you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain name is registered through our company, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. If a particular generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain is Whois Privacy Protection-eligible, you’ll notice a mini icon to the right of that domain. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or remove the service. You can activate Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name upon registration too, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we’ll give you the chance to add it to any of your domain names later if you change your mind and decide to conceal your private info from the general public after you’ve already ordered the account.