When you register a domain, you have to provide a genuine street address, email and telephone 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 accessible to the public on WHOIS websites as well, so anyone can view your details and lots of individuals may not be OK with this. As a result, a lot of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.