When you register a domain name, you need to give an authentic street address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anyone can view your info and certain individuals may not be OK with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view 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 same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.