Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Supplying false details during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any moment later through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is really easy – once you sign in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.