Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Supplying false information upon registration or changing the genuine information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a website hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal info safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol to the right of each of your domains. Its color will tell you if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks. In this way, you can protect your private data even if you haven’t added the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.