When you register a domain name, you need to give a valid street address, email and telephone in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can see your details and many individuals may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, numerous domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see 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 names refer to the exact same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.