Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Supplying false details upon registration or changing the real details later 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 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 launched by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will be listed 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 do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a shared web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you won’t need to log in and out of different admin panels. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this option. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so upon registration. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.