Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely accessible. Giving false info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the authentic info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is very easy if you have a Linux shared website hosting. You can do this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your web hosting account – you will only have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – in case you would like to transfer a given domain name to some other domain registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact information with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthorized people.