Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely available. Giving false information during the domain name registration procedure or changing the genuine information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, 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, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can quickly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company if you have a cloud website hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t need to go through different admin panels. In the very 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 this icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the signup procedure. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the change will take effect right away.