In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Moreover, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is the reason why domain registrars 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 enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your information with certain country-code extensions.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domain names in case their extensions support this option. You can register/transfer a domain name and enable Whois Privacy Protection during the account activation process or you can enable the service for any of your domain names at any time afterwards via the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is very easy – after you log in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you will see a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each one of them you’ll notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo, which will show you if the service is active or not. By clicking on it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently enabled.