When you register a domain name, you have to give a genuine postal address, email and phone 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 registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check websites too, so anybody can see your information and some people may not be pleased with this. Consequently, plenty of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see 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 names refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.