In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Additionally, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. This is why registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform 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

Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is remarkably easy if you have a Linux cloud package. You can achieve this through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer your hosting account – you will simply need to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be listed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code TLD that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the service or disable it altogether – if you want to transfer a specific domain name to a different domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or corporate contact information with only several mouse clicks and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unauthorized individuals.