Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Giving fake info during the domain name registration process or altering the real information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is active, the domain registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is unbelievably easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will notice a list of all the domain names that you have registered with us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently activated.