When you register a domain, you are obliged to give a genuine address, email account and telephone as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS check sites too, so anyone can see your information and some people may not be delighted with this. As a consequence, lots of domain registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.