Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly visible. Providing fake information during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine details subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain 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 valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.
Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you’ve ordered a Linux shared website hosting package from our company and you’ve registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your personal information safe. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon next to each of your domain names. Its color will let you know if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just a couple of mouse clicks. In this way, you can protect your private data even if you have not activated the service during the web hosting account order process. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.