Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain owners on WHOIS check websites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Supplying fake details during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information 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 for potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you will not have to log in and out of different tools. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. Additionally, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the same icon and the update will take effect instantaneously.