Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email account of any domain owner will be openly available. Giving fake info during the registration procedure or changing the authentic details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown 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 do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting package from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the signup procedure or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is surprisingly easy – once you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domains that you’ve registered with us. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can turn off the service if it is currently activated.