Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Giving false information during the domain registration process or changing the real info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with our company is astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a shared website hosting plan. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you’ll just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you would like to transfer a given domain to a different registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact details with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited persons.