Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Supplying false information during the domain registration procedure or altering the authentic info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

If you have ordered a shared hosting plan from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your personal details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domains. Its colour will let you know if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. Thus, you can shield your private information even if you have not activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.