Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain registrant will be freely available. Supplying fake info upon registration or changing the genuine information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud hosting package from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them easily and to keep your private data secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can shield your personal details even if you haven’t added the service during the registration process. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.