When you register a domain, you have to provide a genuine address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS sites too, so anybody can check your details and certain people may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, plenty of domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.