Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly available. Giving fake details during the domain registration process or altering the real info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is unbelievably easy if you have a Linux shared package. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you’ll simply have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will be available for each domain 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 – if you’d like to transfer a particular domain to some other company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact information with just a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be obtained by unsolicited individuals.