Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the name, address and email account of any domain owner will be freely visible. Providing fake information during the domain registration process or altering the authentic info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’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 Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is surprisingly easy in case you have a cloud plan. You can do this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your web hosting account – you will just need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain name that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it completely – in case you want to transfer a particular domain name to a different domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact details with only a few clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unsolicited people.