Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be freely accessible. Giving fake details during the registration procedure or changing the genuine info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting package from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.