In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal information with some country-code extensions.
Whois Privacy Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you’ve ordered a cloud web hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domains under your account, you’ll be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of them with ease and to keep your personal information secure. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support such an option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” logo to the right of each of your domain names. Its color will let you know whether a domain is Whois Privacy Protected or not and in the second case, you can add Whois Privacy Protection with only several clicks of the mouse. Thus, you can protect your personal details even if you have not added the Whois Privacy Protection service during the signup process. You will be able to renew or to deactivate the Whois Privacy Protection service for any of your domain names just as easily.