Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be openly accessible. Supplying fake details during the registration procedure or changing the authentic details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can quickly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account itself, so you won’t have to go through different Control Panel tools. In the same section where all your active domain names will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Moreover, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using that same icon and the change will take effect straight away.