When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply a valid home address, email account and phone number as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check sites too, so anyone can see your info and some individuals may not be happy with this. Consequently, lots of companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.