In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Besides, this info is freely accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that unusual. That is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will see 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 not possible to hide your information with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have ordered a Linux cloud website hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them without difficulty and to keep your private info intact. Of course, this can be done only with the TLD extensions that support this service. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign on the right-hand side of each of your domains. Its color will let you know if a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with only a couple of mouse clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your personal details even if you have not enabled the Whois Privacy Protection service during the web hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.