Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely available. Providing false info during the registration procedure or changing the authentic information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account itself, so you won’t have to go through different Control Panel tools. In the same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the registration process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect straight away.