When you register a domain name, you are obliged to give a genuine street address, email account and phone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anyone can check your information and a lot of individuals may not be delighted with this. As a consequence, lots of registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.