According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Moreover, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. That is why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your personal details with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud website hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private info intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such a service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each of your domain names. Its colour will let you know if a domain name is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can protect your private information even if you have not enabled the service during the signup procedure. You’ll be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.