When you register a domain, you are requested to give a valid postal address, email account and phone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anyone can check your information and many people may not be pleased with that fact. Consequently, numerous registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.