Whois Privacy Protection
What exactly can you do to secure your personal info? What is Whois Privacy Protection?
Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Giving false info during the domain registration process or changing the genuine details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
If you order a website hosting
plan from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains in case their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is really easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through us. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will show you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to conceal the contact info for your domain and you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the registration procedure or at any time later through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. This service is optional and can be added with several mouse clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered with us will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the domain name extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each domain name. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the service or turn it off – if you’d like to transfer a domain to some other domain name registrar and you need the real mailbox associated with the domain to be visible.