Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Giving fake information during the registration process or changing the genuine information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux hosting from us and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your personal details safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its colour will inform you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only several mouse clicks. In this way, you can shield your personal data even if you haven’t activated the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.