Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Providing false details during the registration process or changing the authentic info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting package from us, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is stunningly easy – once you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know if the service is enabled or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.