Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be freely available. Providing fake information upon registration or changing the genuine information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is astonishingly easy in case you’ve got a Linux shared website hosting package. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each top-level domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – if you would like to transfer a specific domain to another registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with only a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthenticated individuals.