According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. For this reason, domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you’ve ordered a cloud service from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your private details secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon on the right-hand side of each of your domain names. Its color will inform you if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks of the mouse. In this way, you can safeguard your personal info even if you haven’t added the service during the signup process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.