Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely visible. Providing fake information during the registration process or altering the real info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t need to go through different admin consoles. In the same section where all your active domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this option. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the account activation process. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the change will take effect instantaneously.