When you register a domain name, you are asked to give a genuine home address, email account and telephone number as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS websites as well, so anyone can check your info and some individuals may not be satisfied with that fact. As a result, a lot of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.