Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Giving false details during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered through our company if you’ve got a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t need to log in and out of different admin consoles. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration procedure. Additionally, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the change will take effect straight away.