In accordance with the policies 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 at all times. What’s more, this info is openly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud is not that atypical. That’s why registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux cloud website hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal info secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button next to each of your domain names. Its colour will tell you whether a domain name is protected or not and in the second case, you can activate Whois Privacy Protection with just several clicks. In this way, you can secure your private info even if you haven’t enabled the service during the hosting account activation procedure. You will be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.