According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. What’s more, this info is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. That is the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private information with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can effortlessly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company in case you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us. This can be accomplished through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you administer the web hosting account, so you won’t need to switch between different admin interfaces. In the same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is activated for a certain domain name or not and by clicking that icon you can enable the service if you haven’t done so during the signup process. What’s more, you’ll 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 instantly.