When you register a domain, you are requested to provide an authentic street address, email account and phone as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can check your info and lots of people may not be happy with that fact. As a result, lots of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.