In accordance with 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. In addition, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that rare. This is the reason why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private info with certain country-code ones.

Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains if their extensions support this service. You can register/transfer a domain and add Whois Privacy Protection during the registration process or you can enable the service for any of your domains at any moment later via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The procedure is exceptionally easy – after you sign in, you’ll need to visit the Registered Domains section where you’ll see a list of all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company. For each of them you will notice an “Whois Privacy Protection” symbol, which will let you know if the service is active or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can disable the service if it is currently activated.