When you register a domain name, you are asked to give a valid street address, email account and phone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can view your info and a lot of individuals may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, numerous domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called 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 domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.