Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Providing false info during the domain registration process or altering the real info at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the registrar company’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the signup process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is amazingly easy – after you sign in, you will need to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you will see an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will let you know if the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain, or you can turn off the service if it is currently enabled.