Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly accessible. Providing false information during the domain name registration process or changing the real details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through our company is very easy in case you have a hosting. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you will just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it altogether – in case you want to transfer a particular domain to another registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or business contact info with just several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unauthenticated persons.