When you register a domain, you are required to provide a genuine postal address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS websites too, so anyone can view your details and lots of people may not be happy with this. As a consequence, numerous companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, 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 names refer to the same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.