Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Giving false details during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a shared hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not have to log in and out of different Control Panel tools. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. 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 that icon you can add the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.