Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Providing fake info during the registration procedure or altering the genuine details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company in case you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not have to log in and out of different user interfaces. In the very same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so upon signup. Plus, 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 momentarily.