In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. In addition, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is the reason why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private info with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be achieved through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to go through different admin panels. In the very same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service if you haven’t done so upon registration. What’s more, you will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the update will take effect instantly.