Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake info during the domain registration procedure or changing the real information afterwards will just 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 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux website hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private information secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol next to each of your domain names. Its colour will tell you if a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few mouse clicks. In this way, you can secure your private info even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the hosting account order procedure. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.