When you register a domain, you are obliged to give an authentic postal address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS web sites as well, so anybody can see your information and many people may not be delighted with this. As a consequence, a lot of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.