In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Moreover, this information is publicly available on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. This is why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see 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 domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal details with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to activate Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment afterwards through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is remarkably easy – after you log in, you’ll have to go to the Registered Domains section where you’ll notice a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered with us. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, which will show you if the service is activated or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.