When you register a domain, you are required to provide a genuine street address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anyone can check your information and many individuals may not be OK with that fact. As a result, numerous domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.