Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely available. Giving false info during the registration procedure or altering the real information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact information will show up instead of the 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 Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names on the condition that their extensions support this option. You can register or transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is stunningly easy – once you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with our company. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will inform you if the service is active 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.