Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing false details during the domain registration procedure or changing the genuine information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her 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 correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by 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 be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting plan from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection upon registration or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is unbelievably easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will tell you if the service is enabled or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.