According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Moreover, this info is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that rare. This is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered through us is incredibly easy in case you have a Linux cloud package. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the web hosting account – you’ll just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be listed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will be available for each generic or country-code top-level domain name that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it completely – if you want to transfer a specific domain name to some other domain name registrar. With our Whois Privacy Protection service, you can hide your private or corporate contact info with only a couple of mouse clicks and stop worrying that your info might be obtained by unauthorized persons.