Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be publicly available. Giving false details during the domain registration process or altering the genuine details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a website hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your personal info secure. Of course, this can be done only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your personal info even if you haven’t added the service upon registration. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.