When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide an authentic street address, email and phone number 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 accessible to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can view your info and certain individuals may not be happy with this. As a result, plenty of registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.