Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be openly available. Supplying fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the real details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can swiftly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company if you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting 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 domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly let you know if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the registration procedure. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the exact same icon and the update will take effect immediately.