Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Supplying fake details upon registration or changing the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Activating Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is unbelievably easy if you have a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered with us, it will be displayed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that comes with each semi-dedicated plan. In case a specific generic or country-specific Top-Level Domain supports Whois Privacy Protection, you’ll see a mini sign on the right-hand side of that domain. To activate the service, you will need to click on it. In the same way, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain during the account order process too, but since the service is optional, we will give you the opportunity to add it to any of your domains at a later time if you think things over and decide to hide your personal details from the general public after you’ve already created the account.