When you register a domain, you need to supply a genuine address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anybody can view your information and a lot of individuals may not be okay with that fact. As a consequence, numerous domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.