Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving false details during the registration procedure or changing the authentic info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is surprisingly easy – after you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will show you whether the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.