In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Additionally, this information is openly available on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. This is the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account, so you will not need to switch between different admin consoles. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly show you whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a particular domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can add the service if you have not done so during the signup procedure. Plus, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the same icon and the update will take effect instantly.