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 correct and up to date at all times. In addition, this info is openly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. Because of this, registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal details with certain country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can effortlessly activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain name that you have registered with our company in case you have a cloud web hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account, so you will not need to switch between different user interfaces. In the exact same section where all your registered domain names will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports this service. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you have not done so during the registration process. You will also be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name using the very same icon and the update will take effect momentarily.