Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Providing false info during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered through our company if you have a shared website hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account itself, so you will not need to use different systems. In the same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you have not done so upon registration. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect momentarily.