Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Providing false information during the registration process or altering the real details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a shared web hosting from us and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private information secure. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domain names. Its color will inform you if a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can enable Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can safeguard your private info even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection 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.