Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Giving false information during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. 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 enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is very easy in case you’ve got a shared hosting. You can achieve this through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage your hosting account – you’ll simply need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – in case you want to transfer a certain domain name to some other registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or business contact information with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unsolicited persons.