When you register a domain, you need to provide an authentic address, email and phone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anyone can check your information and many people may not be okay with this. Consequently, lots of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, 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 names refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.