According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. At the same time, this information is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that rare. For this reason, registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your info with certain country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
If you order a cloud website hosting plan from us, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains provided that their extensions support the service. You can register/transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can activate the service for any of your domain names at any moment afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The procedure is astonishingly easy – once you log in, you’ll need to go to the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each one of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will inform you whether the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.