Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying fake information during the domain registration process or changing the real details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support this service. You can register or transfer a domain name and add Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation procedure or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any time later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is incredibly easy – after you sign in, you will have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will inform you 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 active.