Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Supplying false information during the domain registration process or changing the real details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains as long as their extensions support the service. You can register/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 – after you log in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domain names that you have registered through us. For each of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will inform you if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently active.