According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, 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 not be a problem for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view 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 TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your personal information with some country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Enabling the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain registered with us is unbelievably easy if you have a Linux cloud web hosting. You can accomplish this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll simply have to visit the Registered Domains section where all your domains will be displayed and to click the “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will be available for each generic or country-code Top-Level Domain that supports the Whois Privacy Protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or deactivate it completely – if you would like to transfer a certain domain to a different domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your personal or business contact details with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your details might be acquired by unauthenticated people.