When you register a domain, you are obliged to provide a valid home address, email account and telephone number as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anybody can see your information and certain individuals may not be pleased with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.