When you register a domain, you need to provide an authentic home address, email and telephone as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anyone can check your information and certain people may not be pleased with that fact. As a result, lots of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.