When you register a domain name, you need to give a genuine street address, email account and telephone as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anyone can view your details and many individuals may not be okay with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.