In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Plus, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that rare. For this reason, registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, 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 domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered with us is remarkably easy in case you’ve got a cloud website hosting plan. You can do this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account – you’ll just need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or deactivate it altogether – if you would like to transfer a given domain name to some other registrar company. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact details with just a few mouse clicks and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthorized people.