When you register a domain name, you are requested to give a valid address, email and phone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can see your information and certain individuals may not be delighted with that fact. Consequently, many domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, 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. Currently, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.