Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Providing fake info during the domain registration process or altering the genuine info subsequently 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 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you have ordered a cloud hosting from our company and you’ve registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them effortlessly and to keep your private data intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign next to each of your domains. Its color will let you know whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only a few clicks. Thus, you can protect your personal details even if you have not added the service during the web hosting account order process. You’ll be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.