Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Supplying false details upon registration or altering the genuine info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

You can effortlessly activate 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 administer the hosting account, so you will not need to sign in and out of different admin consoles. In the very same section where all your active 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 that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the account activation procedure. Additionally, 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 change will take effect right away.