According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Moreover, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that unusual. That is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your personal details with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can easily enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you’ve registered through our company in case you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you won’t have to use different user interfaces. In the same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. Besides, you’ll also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the update will take effect right away.