According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Furthermore, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. For this reason, registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you have registered with our company if you have a cloud hosting account with us. This can be done through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account itself, so you will not need to log in and out of different tools. In the exact same section where all your registered domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of each icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a given domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service if you have not done so during the account activation process. Moreover, you’ll also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the very same icon and the change will take effect instantly.