Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly visible. Providing false details during the registration process or changing the real information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, 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 and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. In addition, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect immediately.