Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Supplying false information upon registration or changing the authentic details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through our company is incredibly easy in case you’ve got a cloud hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll only need to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – if you wish to transfer a specific domain to some other domain registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your info might be acquired by unauthenticated persons.