When you register a domain, you are required to provide an authentic street address, email account and phone number as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can check your information and lots of people may not be satisfied with this. Consequently, many registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.