When you register a domain, you need to supply an authentic home address, email account and phone as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup websites as well, so anybody can view your information and certain people may not be okay with this. As a consequence, lots of registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.