When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a valid postal address, email and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anybody can check your information and certain people may not be delighted with this. Consequently, many domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.