Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be openly available. Giving fake info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the genuine info at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a website hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different Control Panel tools. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so upon signup. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.